Although this book features a number of excellent essays, it is hard to under- stand why it was ever written. One would have profited more from reread- ing Ernst Haas’s brilliant 1953 essay on the topic (“The Balance of Power: Pre- scription, Concept, or Propaganda,” World Politics 5, no. 4 [July 1953], pp. 442–77).
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