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Human rights / edited by Thomas Draper.


New York : H.W. Wilson, 1982.
ISBN 0824206657, 9780824206659

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Other Authors Draper, Thomas.
Subjects Civil rights.
Diplomatic relations.
Droits de l'homme.
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 1945-1989.
Human rights.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States.
Series Reference shelf ; v. 54, no. 1.
Description 154 pages ; 19 cm.
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-154).
Also issued online.
Summary With the Regan Administration in 1981, the issue of human rights appeared to become an issue of low priority. Secretary of State Alexander Haig stated that 'International terrorism will take the place of human rights in our concern, because it is the ultimate abuse of human rights." In this volume many of the articles are concerned with the question of how our foreign policy can not only reflect but also demonstrate our belief in and adherence to individual liberty, and human rights, without weakening U.S. security interests around the world. The first section of articles relates the background and history of human rights movements. The second section attempts a brief international survey of human rights conditions today. The last section presents articles debating to what extent human rights should be an active factor in the making of U.S. foreign policy.
Contents Part I. Background and history: -- From cave to international covenant -- Human rights and international law / Patricia M. Derian -- Human rights and U.S. foreign policy -- Bill of Rights Day, Human Rights Day and week, 1980 -- Rights : assert or lose / Roger N. Baldwin -- Rights and the Reagan administration -- Part II. International survey: -- The global struggle for human rights / Marci McDonald -- State Department says status of rights improved during 1980 / Juan de Onis -- Freedom dropped 1980-1981 -- Human rights in Latin America -- a watershed? / Edy Kaufman -- The siege of the Argentine Jews / Robert Weisbrot -- A crackdown on rights / John Brecher -- The UN Human Rights Commission / Michael Novak -- Part III. Human rights and U.S. foreign policy: -- Human rights and the national interest / Warren Christopher -- The wrongs of the rights policy -- Overhaul U.S. policy on human rights? / Jean Kirkpatrick -- Overhaul U.S. policy on human rights? / Patricia M. Derian -- Terrorism vs. human rights -- The common sense of human rights / Irving Kristol -- Left-wing and right-wing violations / John Lieber -- Kirkpatrick's four distinctions / William F. Buckley, Jr. -- Firm resistance on human rights -- Wrong on human rights / Stephen Cohen -- A victory for human rights / James M. Wall -- Human rights and the U.S. national interest / Thomas Buergenthal.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8032199
(OCoLC)ocm08032199
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