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Author Peck, James, 1944-

Title Ideal illusions : how the U.S. government co-opted human rights / James Peck
Edition First edition
Published New York : Metropolitan Books, [2010]
New York : Metropolitan Books, 2010


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 MELB  323.0973 Pec/Iih  AVAILABLE
Description 369 pages ; 24 cm
Series American empire project
American empire project.
Contents Washington's world before the rise of human rights -- The Carter years : American foreign policy finds a soul -- The Reagan administration : democratization and proxy wars -- The human rights vision of China -- Humanitarianism amidst the ruins -- Propagandizing the innocent : terrorism and the pathology of American power
Summary Analyzes the troubled dynamic between the U.S. government and the human rights movement, arguing that America became a standard for human rights as part of a controversial effort to further the nation's global influence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human rights -- Government policy -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
LC no. 2010034799
ISBN 9780805083286