Ethics in international relations : power and morality
Krogh, Peter F. (Peter Frederic)
Allen, Richard V.
House, Karen Elliott
Host Peter Krogh and guests look back on the Reagan presidency and its record of intervention overseas, and discuss the morality of overthrowing foreign governments.
Over the eight years of Ronald Reagan’s presidency, the United States overthrew or attempted to overthrow several foreign governments. In Grenada, a combined force from the United States and seven Caribbean nations invaded to oust a newly-installed Marxist regime. In Nicaragua, the United States supported the anti-government Contra rebels in a years long, albeit indirect, effort to topple the Soviet and Cuban-backed Sandinistas. Faced with election fraud and human rights concerns in the Philippines, the U.S. applied political pressure to help oust strongman Ferdinand Marcos and hand the Presidential election to Corazon Aquino’s People Power Movement. As the Reagan administration draws to a close and the Presidency of George H.W. Bush begins, host Peter Krogh and his guests look back on the United States’ record during the Reagan years to discuss the morality of foreign interventions, and ask: when is overthrowing governments the right thing to do? Featuring Richard Allen, former National Security Advisor to President Reagan, journalist Karen Elliott House of the Wall Street Journal, and Madeleine Albright, Georgetown University professor and future Secretary of State.
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