The National Interest and the Human Interest: An Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy

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The National Interest and the Human Interest: An Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy

By Robert Johansen
Princeton University Press, 1980
511 pp. $32.50
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A book of major importance. Johansen moves far beyond pious platitudes in a rigorous analysis of the contrast between professed and implicit values in foreign policy. His call for "global humanism" is supported by persuasive practical and ethical argument and by four superb case studies of U.S. action in regard to strategic arms limitation, human rights in Chile, aid to India, and marine pollution.