Morgenthau vs. Morgenthau? “The Six Principles of Political Realism” in Context
Ironically, the most famous section of Hans Morgenthau's classic Politics Among Nations, The “Six Principles of Political Realism,” was not part of the original work. Nonetheless, their addition as an introductory chapter to the work from the second edition of the textbook
and the subsequent frequent excerpting of that passage out of context have led to a misunderstanding of classical realism.