Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law
I do not say that we can remake the world in our own image. I recognize the limits on our power, and I do not wish to see us swing from one extreme of cynical manipulation to the other extreme of moralistic zeal, which can be just as dangerous. But the present administration has been so obsessed with balance of power politics that it has often ignored basic American values and a proper concern for human rights. The leaders of this administration have rationalized that there is little room for morality in foreign affairs, and that we must put self-interest above principle. I disagree strongly.
David Weissbrodt, Human Rights Legislation and U.S. Foreign Policy, 7 Ga. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 231 (1977), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/340.