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Reclaiming American Virtue

The Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674724853

Publication Date: 02/17/2014


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

14 halftones


  • Introduction: Enter Human Rights
  • 1. The Postwar Marginality of Universal Human Rights
  • 2. Managing Civil Rights at Home
  • 3. The Trauma of the Vietnam War
  • 4. The Liberal Critique of Right-Wing Dictatorships
  • 5. The Anticommunist Embrace of Human Rights
  • 6. A New Calculus Emerges
  • 7. Insurgency on Capitol Hill
  • 8. The Human Rights Lobby
  • 9. A Moralist Campaigns for President
  • 10. “We Want to Be Proud Again”
  • Conclusion: Universal Human Rights in American Foreign Policy
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliographical Essay
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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