His purpose for writing the book was simple, at the end of the book he said after he made it out of the camps he was an atheist, he did not believe in God, why would God let that happen to him. Silence is the night, and the night is death
Realists often trace their intellectual roots to Thucydides’ classic account of the Peloponnesian War in the fifth-century B.C. It would however take nearly 2,500 years before the study of international politics became an institutionalized academic discipline and for the first classical realists in the newly established field to emerge. Amongst them the German-Jewish émigré to the United States, Hans Morgenthau, came to have the largest impact on the field.