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The fate of freedom elsewhere : human rights and U.S. Cold War policy toward Argentina

Author: William Michael Schmidli
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"During the first quarter century of the Cold War, upholding human rights was rarely a priority in U.S. policy toward Latin America. Seeking to protect U.S. national security, American policymakers quietly cultivated relations with politically ambitious Latin American militaries - a strategy clearly evident in the Ford administration's tacit support of state-sanctioned terror in Argentina following the 1976 military  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Michael Schmidli
ISBN: 9780801451966 0801451965
OCLC Number: 827120214
Awards: Winner of 2013 Foreign Affairs Magazine Best Book of the Yea.
Description: xiv, 256 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : human rights and the Cold War --
From counterinsurgency to state-sanctioned terror : waging the Cold War in Latin America --
The "Third World War" : U.S.-Argentine relations, 1960-1976 --
Human rights is suddenly chic : the rise of the movement, 1970-1976 --
Total immersion in all the horrors of the world : the Carter administration and human rights, 1977-1978 --
On the offensive : human rights in U.S.-Argentine relations, 1978-1979 --
Tilting against gray-flannel windmills : U.S.-Argentine relations, 1979-1980 --
Conclusion : Carter, Reagan, and the human rights revolution.
Responsibility: William Michael Schmidli.


William Michael Schmidli argues that Argentina emerged as the defining test case of Jimmy Carter's promise to bring human rights to the center of his administration's foreign policy.  Read more...


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"As a work of diplomatic history, Schmidli's approach is innovative. He weaves state, non-state and high-level actors into a single narrative by profiling a diverse set of characters, taking the time Read more...

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