Calvin and Hobbes and IR Theory

Which theory of IR immediately comes to mind upon reading this Calvin and Hobbes cartoon? Why? One of the more clever students in Intro to IR noticed that one of the character’s names gives us an obvious clue.

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The answer is below the fold…

Realists argue that there is no “we” in the self-help world of international relations, characterized as it is by the structural logic of anarchy.

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