Realists are generally skeptical concerning the relevance of morality to worldwide politics. A clear case of the rejection of ethical norms in relations among states may be found within the “Melian Dialogue” (5.85–113). The Athenian envoys introduced the Melians with a alternative, destruction or surrender, and from the outset requested them not to enchantment to justice, however to suppose only about their survival. In the envoys’ words, “We each know that the choices about justice are made in human discussions solely when either side are under equal compulsion, however when one side is stronger, it gets as much as it could, and the weak must accept that” (5.89).
Its content and the style of its use are determined by the political and cultural setting. The idealist concept of the concord of interests is based on the notion that human beings can rationally acknowledge that they’ve some pursuits in widespread, and … Read More