John G. Stoessinger

John G.
Stoessinger
1927

Austrian-born American Political Scholar, Diplomat, Professor, Analyst and Prize-winning Author

Author Quotes

It has become almost banal to say that the atomic age has fundamentally altered the nature of war. No nuclear power can tell another: “Do as I say or I shall kill you,” but is reduced to saying: “Do as I say or I shall kill us both,” which is an entirely different matter.

Intelligence alone, without wisdom and empathy for suffering, is hollow.

Perhaps the most important single factor in the outbreak of war is misperception: a leader's image of himself; [his] view of his adversary's character; his view of his adversary's intentions, and of his adversary's capabilities.

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First Name
John G.
Last Name
Stoessinger
Birth Date
1927
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Austrian-born American Political Scholar, Diplomat, Professor, Analyst and Prize-winning Author