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dc.contributor.authorKane, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.editorGeorg C Edwards III, Susan A Mathewsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:04:50Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:04:50Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-05T06:06:11Z
dc.identifier.issn03604918en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.0360-4918.2003.00084.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6360
dc.description.abstractAmerican exceptionalism placed American values at the center of foreign policy, fostering belief in the essential union of American virtue and power. Developing a theme of Henry Kissinger's, this article argues that in Vietnam this union was severed and undermined: America's power was defeated and its virtue assailed. Nixon offered only a pretense of reunion. Carter attempted the real thing by putting universal human rights, not American values, at the heart of foreign policy. His failure was followed by Reagan's denial of sin and reassurance of American values, though the Gulf War of his successor had a deeper impact on the national psyche. Clinton's foreign policy remained subject to the "Vietnam syndrome" and he, despite rhetorical dazzle, developed no new consensus on the disposition of American power. September 11, however, produced a sense of injured innocence in whose defense American power could again be virtuously deployed. The subsequent patriotic surge encouraged George W. Bush to revive American values in foreign policy, with potentially dangerous consequences.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118521124/homeen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom772en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto800en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition2003en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPresidential Studies Quarterlyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360104en_US
dc.titleAmerican Values or Human Rights? U.S. Foreign Policy and the Fractured Myth of Virtuous Poweren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2003 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]en_AU
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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