By Elizabeth Borgwardt

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

Borgwardt reveals the foremost 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 protection, the ideology of the Atlantic Charter--buttressed by means of 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 foreign economic climate, advertise collective defense, 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 yank architects of those charters have been trying to redefine the assumption of defense within the overseas sphere. To various levels, those associations and the debates surrounding them set the principles for the realm we all know today.

By examining the interplay of rules, members, and associations that remodeled American overseas policy--and americans’ view of themselves--Borgwardt illuminates the wider heritage of recent human rights, alternate and the worldwide economic system, collective defense, and foreign legislations. This publication captures a misplaced imaginative and prescient of the yankee position within the world.

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