What is the basis of the bartender’s point and is he correct?
PROMPT: John Mearsheimer and Robert Keohane sit down at a bar. After several drinks, their conversation becomes an argument. What do they argue about and what are two major points where they strongly disagree? The bartender is annoyed by their loud arguing and says, “You two actually agree on more than you disagree so quiet down or I will cut you off.” What is the basis of the bartender’s point and is he correct? Extra credit point: who pays for the drinks and why? If you would like, you can frame their discussion around current events and draw examples from the Russia-Ukraine war and the international reaction to it. You are not obligated to do so, it is just an option for those of you with a particular interest in current events. ***Demonstrate a firm grasp of theoretical perspectives covered in class. For example, I may ask you to interpret a recent international political event from the perspective of one (or more) of these theories.*** SOURCES THAT MUST BE USED: – John J. Mearsheimer, *The Tragedy of Great Power Politics*. – Robert Keohane, *After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy*