The Macedonian Tendency: Robert Kaplan's "Balkan Ghosts" ... Really Bad Book!

Friday, September 02, 2011

Robert Kaplan's "Balkan Ghosts" ... Really Bad Book!

David Edenden
Here are my posts regarding Robert D. Kaplan.

Which IR books have bored, misled, or wreaked more damage than any others? |
Prof. Daniel Drezner
Daniel W. Drezner: "
6. Robert D. Kaplan, Balkan Ghosts.

Kaplan argued that "ancient hatreds" guaranteed perpetual conflict in the Balkans. According to his aides, this book heavily influenced Bill Clinton's reluctance to intervene in the Balkans for the first two years of his presidency. "

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