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The Uncertain Crusade: Jimmy Carter and the Dilemmas of Human Rights Policy
The Uncertain Crusade: Jimmy Carter and the Dilemmas of Human Rights Policy
By Joshua Muravchik
Hamilton Press, 1986, 264 pp.

This compact and useful monograph illuminates the problems that all who think about or try to implement human rights policy must confront: inevitable inconsistency, difficulties of definition, the comparative efficacy of carrots and sticks, and the uncertainty of measuring results. The author is a moderate neoconservative. He tempers a generally negative assessment of the Carter record with some praise.