ERIC Number: ED194443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Policy & Morality: Framework for a Moral Audit.
Hesburgh, Theodore M.; Halle, Louis J.
Two papers and several commentaries discuss a viable moral framework for foreign policy. It is hoped that the thought of some of the world's major thinkers can provide at least the foundations for a more enduring approach to the issues of political morality. The two main papers are by Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame and one of America's most untiring defenders of civil and human rights and by Professor Louis Halle of Geneva, author of numerous books on foreign policy and the study in universal history, "Out of Chaos." The two writers approach the moral problem from different points on the intellectual spectrum. Father Hesburgh approaches the problem from the standpoint of America's responsibility to express and exemplify its historic national goals and moral vision in foreign policy. Professor Halle's approach is from the perspective of the national interest. He maintains with some of the "Founding Fathers" that the first duty of the United States is not in moral preachments but in the moral example it provides to the rest of the world by its conduct at home. Following the two papers are commentaries by leading representative thinkers from the United States and the world. The commentaries illuminate the similarities and differences between the two viewpoints and subject them to critical review. (Author/RM)
Council on Religion and International Affairs, 170 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Religion and International Affairs, New York, NY.