Nation: A Crusade That Isn't Going to Die

Controversial campaign for human rights is gaining ground

Just before helicoptering away for his weekend trip to New England last Friday, Jimmy Carter signed in the Oval Office a two-page Presidential Directive, a set of marching orders from the Commander in Chief to his troops in the Executive Branch. Stamped CONFIDENTIAL in large red capital letters, the PD, as it is known, will be circulated this week among top officials in nine agencies of the Government.

"It shall be a major objective of U.S. foreign policy to promote human rights throughout the world," the paper...

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