FOREIGN RELATIONS: Toward the Rule of Law

"I am convinced, and in this I reflect the steadfast purpose of the President and the wholehearted support of the Secretary of State and the Attorney General," wrote the Vice President of the U.S., "that the time has now come to take the initiative in the direction of establishment of the world rule of law."

Richard Nixon's declaration, penned as he drafted a speech for delivery this week to the American Academy of Political and Social Science, was a momentous one: in its simplest terms it meant that the U.S. was prepared to...

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