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Politics The Balance of Power

  title={Politics The Balance of Power},
  author={Hans Joachim Morgenthau},
The aspiration for power on the part of several nations. each trying either to maintain or overthrow the status quo. leads of necessity to a configuration that is called the balance of powerl and to policies that aim at preserving it. We say "of necessity" advisedly. For here again we are confronted with the basic misconception that has impeded the under­ standing of international politics and has made us the prey of illusions. This misconcep­ tion asserts that men have a choice between power…