By Elizabeth Borgwardt
Borgwardt reveals the main within the 1941 Atlantic constitution and its Anglo-American imaginative and prescient of "war and peace aims." In trying to globalize what U.S. planners heralded as household New Deal rules approximately defense, the ideology of the Atlantic Charter--buttressed via FDR’s "Four Freedoms" and the legacies of worldwide warfare I--redefined human rights and America’s imaginative and prescient for the world.
Three units of overseas negotiations introduced the Atlantic constitution blueprint to life--Bretton Woods, the United international locations, and the Nuremberg trials. those new associations organize mechanisms to stabilize the overseas economic system, advertise collective safeguard, and enforce new pondering foreign justice. The layout of those associations served as a concrete articulation of U.S. nationwide pursuits, whilst they emphasised the significance of operating with allies to accomplish universal pursuits. the yankee architects of those charters have been trying to redefine the assumption of defense within the foreign sphere. To various levels, those associations and the debates surrounding them set the principles for the area we all know today.
By reading the interplay of rules, participants, and associations that reworked American overseas policy--and american citizens’ view of themselves--Borgwardt illuminates the wider historical past of contemporary human rights, alternate and the worldwide economic system, collective safeguard, and foreign legislation. This booklet captures a misplaced imaginative and prescient of the yankee position within the world.
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