What Price Human Rights?

An exchange on how the sensitive and contentious issue of human rights should be integrated into our foreign policy.

Issue: Summer 1999

Dear John:

I have noted with interest your recent appointment to the Commission on International Religious Freedom, recently created to report on violations of religious rights around the world. You would not have accepted this assignment, I am sure, if you did not care about stopping human rights abuses. At the same time your bona fides as a conservative make you an exquisite interlocutor with whom to debate the state of U.S. human rights policy today.

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