Meeting the Enemy: American Exceptionalism and International by Natsu Taylor Saito

By Natsu Taylor Saito

Since its founding, the U.S. has outlined itself because the splendid protector of freedom through the global, pointing to its structure because the version of legislation to make sure democracy at domestic and to guard human rights across the world. even if the U.S. has constantly emphasised the significance of the overseas criminal method, it has concurrently distanced itself from many tested rules of overseas legislation and the associations that enforce them. in truth, the yankee executive has tried to unilaterally reshape convinced doctrines of foreign legislation whereas pushing aside others, akin to provisions of the Geneva Conventions and the prohibition on torture.

America’s selective self-exemption, Natsu Taylor Saito argues, undermines not just particular felony associations and norms, yet results in a diminished effectiveness of the worldwide rule of legislations. Meeting the Enemy is a pointed examine why the U.S.’ frequent—if selective—disregard of foreign legislation and associations is met with such excessive degrees of approval, or at the least complacency, by way of the yank public.

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