The total number of APSA members living outside the United States reached record numbers this fall—both as a total number and a proportion of APSA membership. As of November 2008, there were 2,289 international members, up from 2,030 in 2007, 1,977 in 2006, and 1,875 in 2005. This number also represents over 15% of our current total membership.
In a response to my critics I further elaborate some of the concepts central to A Cultural Theory of International Relations. I explain why it is a cultural theory, as distinct from a theory of culture; the different levels of reason conceptualised by the Greeks and their utility in moving our thinking beyond the exclusive focus on instrumental rationality of modern social science; and Aristotle's concept of anger and its implications for the behaviour of the weak and the powerful. I justify my case selection and its Western bias, but defend the universality of my theory and its non-hegemonic application to the study of other cultures.