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Abstract

Americans constantly make moral judgments about presidents and foreign policy. Unfortunately, many of these assessments are poorly thought through. A president is either praised for the moral clarity of his statements or judged solely on the results of their actions. In Do Morals Matter?, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., one of the world's leading scholars of international relations, provides a concise yet penetrating analysis of the role of ethics in US foreign policy during the American era after 1945.

Citation

Nye, Jr., Joseph S. Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump. Oxford University Press, 2020.