Has the threat of major international war been exaggerated? In this month's edition of People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri, author John Mueller joins Granieri to discuss his new book, The Stupidity of War: American Foreign Policy and the Case for Complacency. Granieri and Mueller will address whether Nuclear weapons, international institutions, and America's superpower role have been substantially irrelevant and whether post-9/11 concerns about international terrorism and nuclear proliferation have been overwrought and destructive. If, as Mueller explains in his book, international war is in decline, can complacency and appeasement become more viable diplomatic devices than a large military?
People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world.