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Foreign policy & morality

Theodore Martin Hesburgh

Foreign policy & morality

framework for a moral audit

by Theodore Martin Hesburgh

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Published by Council on Religion and International Affairs in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States -- Foreign relations,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Moral and ethical aspects

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTheodore M. Hesburgh, Louis J. Halle ; commentary, John C. Bennett ... [et al.] ; pref. and concluding remarks, Kenneth W. Thompson.
    ContributionsHalle, Louis Joseph, 1910-, Council on Religion and International Affairs.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE183.7 .H45
    The Physical Object
    Pagination60 p. ;
    Number of Pages60
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14085944M

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      America's foreign policy, Mr. Schwartz argues, is driven by the view that the pursuit of self-interest is morally tainted--i.e./ that if we wish to do what is right, we must sacrifice our interests for the sake of other nations/5.   This volume considers the ethical aspects of foreign policy change through five inter-related dimensions: conceptual, security, economic, normative and diplomatic. The definition of ethics and what an ethical foreign policy should be is highly contested.

    “Thucydides is the single best treatment of international relations, foreign policy and military affairs that exists. It is the best description of what life in a multipolar world is like, what politics and war are like for the units involved, of the basic realities of international relations.   Nye’s answer to the question posed by the book’s title is that morality matters in foreign policy, but it must be judged in the context of intentions and motives, means, and consequences. But in the end, what matters most is consequences.


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Most international relations specialists since World War II have assumed that morality plays only the most peripheral role in the making of substantive foreign policy decisions. To show that moral norms can, and do, significantly affect international affairs, Robert McElroy investigates four cases of American foreign policy-making: U.S.

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15 rows    In a new book, “Do Morals Matter. Presidents and Foreign Policy from. Most international relations specialists since World War II have assumed that morality plays only the most peripheral role in the making of substantive foreign policy decisions. To show that moral norms can, and do, significantly affect international affairs, Robert McElroy investigates four cases of American foreign policy-making: U.S.

food aid to the Soviet Union during the Russian famine ofNixon’s. I never understood the morality of foreign policy, but I’m getting the hang of it, thanks to the little-known pocket manual “The U.S. Holy Code Book of Double Standard Morality.” According to U.S.

Code, U.S. troops’ killing of Suleimani is honorable because he’s considered responsible for killing Americans, but if Iranians were to Author: Kristin Christman.

foreign relations on a private chessboard, playing the game by unwritten ru-les of their own design, motivated solely by their own national self-interests. Today, diplomats and generals no longer have a monopoly on deter-mining foreign policy.

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MORALITY AND FOREIGN POLICY to other undertakings, including those suggested by the moral impulses of these or those of its citizens. Finally, let us note that there are no internationally accepted standards of morality to which the U.S.

government could appeal if it wished to act in the name of moral. I recently read an interesting essay from Foreign Affairs by George F. Kennan titled Morality and Foreign Policy.

Written inKennan (one of the leading scholars on the Cold War and nicknamed the “father of containment”) argues the classic realist argument that the United States should become involved based on interests, not moral conundrums. "A lucid, thoughtful and original examination of the role morality plays as American presidents shape their foreign policy.

As Professor Nye shows convincingly in this highly readable book, leaders and citizens alike make assumptions, decisions and judgments which reflect their own views about what is. To show that moral norms can, and do, significantly affect international affairs, Robert McElroy investigates four cases of American foreign policy-making: U.S.

food aid to the Soviet Union during the Russian famine ofNixon's decision to alter U.S. policies on biochemical weapons production inPages:   Moral prescriptions without concern for equilibrium, on the other hand, tend toward either crusades or an impotent policy tempting challenges; either extreme risks endangering the coherence of the international order itself." Prudence is a necessary virtue for a good foreign policy.

Most international relations specialists since World War II have assumed that morality plays only the most peripheral role in the making of substantive foreign policy decisions. To show that moral norms can, and do, significantly affect international affairs, Robert McElroy investigates four cases of American foreign policy-making: U.S.

food aid to the Soviet Union during the Russian famine ofNixon’s decision. Foreign Policy dives back into book reviews with our first installment of what we hope will be a regular feature offering our take on new or recent releases that caught our eye.

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On this episode of Behind the Book, Professor Nye lays out a framework for evaluating the morality of presidents' foreign policy decisions, and discusses the implications of transnational threats that future presidents will have to consider in order to enact moral foreign policy.

Foreign policy, for leftists, used to be relatively simple. They were for the breakdown of capitalism and its replacement with a centrally planned economy. They were for the workers against the moneyed interests and for colonized peoples against imperial (Western) powers.

Indeed, critics maintain US foreign policy is often dressed up in moral rhetoric, but ultimately might is stronger than right. According to the author, “most foreign policy issues involve trade-offs among values that require choices, not application of a rigid formula of raison d’état.”.

Moreover, whether practitioners like it or not, Americans continuously make moral judgments about presidents and foreign policies.1 The election of Donald Trump has revived interest in what is a moral foreign policy, shifting it from a theoretical question to front page news.

For example, after the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabia consulate in. was a good year for books on foreign-policy issues. On First Person, we look back at our best author interviews. The author insists that a “moral foreign policy not only makes Americans safer, but also makes the world a better place.

Even then, the nature of foreign policy – with its many contingencies and unforeseen events – means that we will often wind up with mixed verdicts.”.Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hesburgh, Theodore M. (Theodore Martin), Foreign policy & morality. New York: Council on Religion and International Affairs, ©