Via Laura Rozen comes a very nice profile of Kenneth Waltz from the Boston Globe:
Waltz is not a crank. He is not a member of an apocalyptic death cult. He is perhaps the leading living theorist of the foreign policy realists, a school that sees world politics as an unending, amoral contest between states driven by the will to power. His 1959 book, ”Man, the State, and War,” remains one of the most influential 20th-century works on international relations.
In fairness, it’s probably possible to be both a crank and one of the leading living theorists of the realist school. Not that Waltz or John Mearsheimer or Christopher Layne ever say anything crankish. . .