Ethics & International Affairs Volume 1 (1987): Articles "Ethics & International Affairs" Vol. 1: Is There An Ethic To NATO? [Abstract]

Dec 2, 1987

The Soviet ruling class, thwarted in its expansionist aims and beset by economic ills, sought to enjoy the fruits of Western culture without risking war, by a policy of "Finlandization" or neutralization of Europe. Phillips, writing in 1987, maintains that NATO had as great a moral duty to check this political ambition as it had to check Soviet military aggression. He suggests ways to reaffirm the rule of law and the commitment to social justice and to build such values into Western foreign policy, rather than use them as public relations tinsel.

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