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By Elizabeth Borgwardt

In a piece of sweeping scope and luminous element, Elizabeth Borgwardt describes how a cadre of worldwide struggle II American planners inaugurated the information and associations that underlie our smooth overseas human rights regime.

Borgwardt unearths 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 family New Deal principles approximately safeguard, the ideology of the Atlantic Charter--buttressed through FDR’s "Four Freedoms" and the legacies of global battle I--redefined human rights and America’s imaginative and prescient for the world.

Three units of foreign negotiations introduced the Atlantic constitution blueprint to life--Bretton Woods, the United countries, and the Nuremberg trials. those new associations arrange mechanisms to stabilize the foreign financial system, advertise collective safeguard, and enforce new puzzling over overseas 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 yank architects of those charters have been trying to redefine the belief of protection 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 interpreting the interplay of rules, participants, and associations that remodeled American international policy--and americans’ view of themselves--Borgwardt illuminates the wider historical past of contemporary human rights, exchange and the worldwide economic system, collective safeguard, and overseas legislation. This booklet captures a misplaced imaginative and prescient of the yankee function within the world.

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