All posts by Michael McKoy

Michael McKoy is an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at Wheaton College.

Unpacking “Realism”

There is a fascinating ambivalence regarding the term “realism.” On the one hand, many claim to be realists since the alternative would be to be, well, unrealistic. Political realism built its modern brand during the interwar period as the sensible...

/ August 29, 2022

Nationalism for a Multi-Tribal People

Myles Werntz’s essay brings us back to first principles by asking in his title question: ‘What is Nationalism?’ He then frames the conception of nationalism as both constitutive (“who a nation is comprised of”) and historical-contextual (“how it comes to...

/ October 10, 2019