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Herman Cain is a Constructivist

Anouk Dey dissects the unlikely constructivist roots of Hermain Cain’s friends-and-enemies view of the world.

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30 November, 2011
By: Anouk Dey
Former deputy editor of

Herman Cain says the United States needs “a leader, not a reader.” In that vein, he published his “Assessment of Our Key Country Relations,” a map of the world’s Facebook connections that reads something like your Facebook wall (or the mind of someone who has read too much Huntington). Did the Republican candidate know he was drawing on a rich tradition of constructivist literature in International Relations? Now he does.


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