Jonathan Haslam on Learning the Scholar’s Craft

“Not until reading this account did I realise that I spent my entire adult life as an intellectual tourist.”

For H-Diplo, Jonathan Haslam, George F. Kennan Professor in the School of Historical Studies, tells the story of his many-branched intellectual career, reflecting on the importance of foreign language knowledge to international relations research, on his relationships with E.H. Carr and Robert W. Tucker, among others, and on the necessity of developing “an inner sense of what is plausible, and what is not.”

Read more at H-Diplo.