Kirstein to Present Paper on Atomic Genocide, Alperovitz and Realism

This is the session of scholars that I will present with at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference. One of the largest academic gatherings in the social sciences, this national conference will be held at the Palmer House, where my parents honeymooned, in Chicago, from April 12-15. In May the war criminals and malefactors of great wealth summiteers will occupy Chicago. The NATO (1949) international terror network with its elite financial robber barons, the G8 (1975), will grace the city that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is determined to “protect” from legitimate and essential civil disobedience and protest. The mayor better watch up; we won’t allow this individual to repress protests against war, rape of the environment and the exploitation of workers from California to Delhi. The lap swimmer needs to take seriously our refusal to accept his and other 1%ers disdain for those who seek peace and social justice.
54-14 History and International Relations Theory
Date: Sunday, April 15 10:25 am
Chair(s): William Walter Adams, William Jewell College
Paper(s): Remembering the Atomic Genocide of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Politics of Hate, Geopolitical Realism and the Enduring Relevance of Gar Alperovitz
Sixty-seven years after World War II became America’s nuclear war, debate continues over this cataclysmic event. Little Boy and Fat Man were political and diplomatic in nature. Gar Alperovitz’s analysis of the politics of the A-bomb is re-examined.
Peter N. Kirstein, Saint Xavier University
E.H. Carr, Norman Angell and Reassessing the Realist-Utopian Debate
This paper discusses the debate between realist E.H. Carr and some of his liberal internationalist counterparts during the 1930s. It argues that the debate has been misinterpreted in later years and that the liberals deserve greater study.
Jeremy Michael Weiss, Boston University
The Koreans’ Criticism of Internationalism in the 1920s: Realistic Responses to the Washington System
Some Koreans showed a realistic point of view on Internationalism in the early 1920s, when optimistic views globally spread out. The research reconstructs the logic of the Koreans’ criticism of Internationalism with a case of the Washington System.
Miinju Kwon, Seoul National University
Realism Re-examined: China’s Use of Force in the Korean Peninsula During the Sui, Tang, Ming, and Qing Dynasties
In this work, I offer a systematic comparison of Chinese use of force in the Korean Peninsula in Sui, Tang, Ming, and Qing dynasties, examining the both the decision-making of Chinese leaders and their patterns of military maneuvers.
Christina JunYao Lai, Georgetown University
A Study on the Justification of the Leader’s Immoral Activity: A Narrative Analysis of the ‘Expelling Mother and Killing Brother’ and the ‘Neutral-Diplomacy’ of Gwanghaegun, the 15th King of the Chosun Dynasty
Many leaders appeal for the justification of their immoral activities from national interest causes. In this study, it is deducted conditional context of determining specific policies analyzing the narratives of the historical materials.
[unconfirmed] Kyoung-eun Kim, Korea University
Discussant(s): [unconfirmed] Jonathan Zasloff, University of California, Los Angeles

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