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Human Rights And American Foreign Policy: The Carter And Reagan Experiences
By A. Glenn Mower, Jr.
Greenwood Press, 1987, 167 pp.
After a simplified historical review of the competing currents of realism and moralism in U.S. foreign policy, the author takes up the growing importance of the question of human rights in the years following World War II. He notes that there were many factors of continuity despite philosophical differences in the records of the Carter and Reagan Administrations: the former in time tempered its early enthusiasm with realism, and the latter found itself defending human rights against some of its "authoritarian" friends. For its detail and its objectivity the book is a welcome addition to the literature.
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