Do Morals Matter? | Behind The Book featuring Joseph Nye

Harvard Kennedy School



Published on Jan 21, 2020

As one of the leading figures in the field of international relations, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, has had a major influence on the way policymakers think about American foreign policy. In his new book, “Do Morals Matter: Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump,” Nye explores the question of how heavily moral questions have weighed on the foreign policy decisions of U.S. presidents since the end of World War II. On this episode of Behind The Book, produced by Library and Knowledge Services at Harvard Kennedy School, we take a look at Nye’s new book and how he assesses the legacy of past presidents based on the morality of their foreign policy.

“Do Morals Matter: Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump” is published by Oxford University Press.

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