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Unformatted text preview: Gov 3/18 18/03/2008 12:28:00 ← Carter and the Politics of Reform ← ← A. Carter’s political calculus • Values versus power • Carter and the Democrats • Oil and interdependence ← B. North-South politics • The panama canal • Africa on its own terms • Camp David Accord ← C. The Great reversal • The “arc of crisis” • Carter’s Doctrine • Hoffman’s critique Lecturing on need to get tough on soviets; Carter went on the offensive, describing soviet relationship as critical Stepped up military spending; declared that anything soviets do would be a direct threat to US Transition; marks end of retrenchment and adjustment that began w/Nixon; beginning of 2 nd cold war (during Reagan’s reign); important bc it reveals do’s and don’ts of FP Gaddis stresses that Carter’s idealism is preoccupied with human rights overseas, driven more by personal value system than carefully weighed decisions about int’l and domestic pros and cons; Trubowitz thinks Carter was not a naïve idealist, unlike Gaddis Throughout 76 campaign, Carter criticized Nixon for focusing too much on… “virtue, not power” should be hallmark of US’s FP; the better at home, the more influential abroad; US should and could lead by example; 76 campaign based on these...
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- Spring '07
- Panamá, a. Carter