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Ideal Illusions
How the U.S. Government Co-opted Human Rights
by James Peck
Metropolitan Books, 2010, paperback, p1
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Washington set out after the Vietnam War to craft human rights into a new language of power designed to promote American foreign policy... Washington has shaped idealism into a potent ideological weapon for ends having little to do with human rights - and everything to do with extending America's global reach.