"La visione politica di Jimmy Carter: tra fraternità e diritti umani"
In Rivista Sophia IV,
. ISSN 2036-5047
Abstract: The presidency of Jimmy Carter (1976- 1980) marked a turning point in US policy. Domestically, it was characterized by economic crisis, huge popular distrust in politics, the growth of neoconservatism and increasing bitterness between Democrats and Republicans. Internationally, Carter attempted to recover the path of “enlightened internationalism”, taking up the doctrines of his illustrious Democratic predecessors such as Wilson and Roosevelt and proposing a new model for foreign policy based on Human Rights and opposition to dictatorships. In the political model inspired by US constitutional ideals, which Carter drew from, can be found signs of the Principle of Fraternity which, in itself, leads to a specifi c kind of politics. This article seeks to analyse Jimmy Carter’s personality as a man and as a politician, emphasizing his values and trying to outline his mistakes. In particular it looks at the implications of his Human Rights policy in the concrete case of the period of Argentine dictatorship, highlighting the virtues and the limitations of this experience.