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By Elizabeth Borgwardt

In a piece of sweeping scope and luminous aspect, Elizabeth Borgwardt describes how a cadre of global struggle II American planners inaugurated the guidelines and associations that underlie our sleek overseas human rights regime.

Borgwardt unearths the most important 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 rules approximately protection, the ideology of the Atlantic Charter--buttressed by means of FDR’s "Four Freedoms" and the legacies of global 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 countries, and the Nuremberg trials. those new associations organize mechanisms to stabilize the overseas economic climate, advertise collective safeguard, and enforce new pondering foreign justice. The layout of those associations served as a concrete articulation of U.S. nationwide pursuits, while they emphasised the significance of operating with allies to accomplish universal ambitions. the yank architects of those charters have been trying to redefine the belief of protection within the overseas sphere. To various levels, those associations and the debates surrounding them set the rules for the realm we all know today.

By interpreting the interplay of rules, members, and associations that remodeled American overseas policy--and american citizens’ view of themselves--Borgwardt illuminates the wider background of contemporary human rights, alternate and the worldwide financial system, collective protection, and overseas legislations. This booklet captures a misplaced imaginative and prescient of the yank function within the world.

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