Talk:Morton Kaplan

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Is he that notable?[edit]

Although Dr. Kaplan is a very cool person (I have met him a couple of times and used to subscribe to The World&I) I don't think he is really notable enough for an article. I'm sure he was a very good teacher but I have never heard of any great new theories or anything that he came up with that would make him notable beyond his classroom. And although we Unificationists think The World&I had a great providential importance, to the world's eyes it was not a success and its editor not all that notable. So unless there is something more about him that I don't know maybe his article should be removed. Steve Dufour 03:36, 20 September 2006 (UTC) p.s. I found it a bit amusing that the critic quoted seems to be so much a part of the left-wing culture that he thinks a mention of the University of Chicago is a negative thing.

I found this on the PWPA web site:
"His path-breaking book, System and Process in International Politics (1957), began the scientific study of international relations. It was one of the first three volumes republished by the European Consortium for Political Research in their classics of political science series. His numerous other books include Science, Language and the Human Condition, and Law in a Democratic Society. He is one of the few writers who has taken a synoptic approach to philosophy while using analytic techniques."
Although an independent source should be found before similar claims be put in a Wikipedia article, you'd have to believe that PWPA was wildly lying to assert that he's not notable. -Exucmember (talk) 07:04, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I see that my understanding of Dr. Kaplan was very limited. Steve Dufour (talk) 16:46, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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Although, as I mentioned on his article's discussion page, Dr. Kaplan is a very cool person he is probably not important enough for a WP biographical article.

Last edited at 15:45, 10 December 2006 (UTC). Substituted at 00:28, 30 April 2016 (UTC)