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Peaceful adjudication of dispute contractual

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Unformatted text preview: Kennan) was this thesis: “legalism and moralism defined the U.S. approach to international affairs” Legalism: the application of domestic legal concepts to an international sphere to which they are ill suited (we want to impose these, which work domestically. Peaceful adjudication of dispute, contractual relationships, peace enforcement) Moralism: the devotion to virtue without the power and will to sustain it Kennan’s thesis and M agrees: Americans foolishly thought they could render obsolete the use of force through treaties, disarmament Caused United States to make bad decisions Utopian Tradition Goodness of human nature A rational and moral political order was possible If aberrations education, reform, and occasionally the sporadic use of force could remedy deficiencies No distinction exist between the interest...
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