POLS2221 Lecture 6 Notes

POLS2221 Lecture 6 Notes - Lecture Six: Post-1945 NWO; the...

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Lecture Six: Post-1945 NWO; the Cold War Today’s Journey What this lecture will not do; One word about rhetoric; 1945 Big Bang; Theory and the rocks; The Cold War; order or disorder? Focus on Vietnam Important to keep in mind that the U.S. has always seen the furthering of freedom as its special mission
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The Stakes With victory in their sights, the Allies were concerned about peace and order in the post-war; Would civilisation recover from the chaos that had begun as far back as 1914: Would the current harmony between the Three survive the war? Would the Allies succeed in laying the foundation of a lasting peace?
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The Defining Intellectual Moment The August 1941 Atlantic Charter or the revival of internationalism; Roosevelt and the causes of war Beyond arms races and duplicity Economic and political causes Wilson and Roosevelt remain the clearest architects of the IR discourse on NWO that dominates the discipline today
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The Atlantic Charter The Four Freedoms; + Freedom of commerce, Self-determination  decolonisation; International organisations; ‘Realistic Wilsonism’; ‘Peace as an indivisible whole deriving from the spiritual and material welfare of men everywhere’ - Dulles
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Enduring Peace Extending the moral and ethical aims of the American Republic by ‘Pushing the frontiers of peace’ (Dulles);
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POLS2221 Lecture 6 Notes - Lecture Six: Post-1945 NWO; the...

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