Week 10 - Nixon, Detente and the Crisis of American Power
Nov 16: Nixon, Vietnam and the collapse of the Cold War Consensus
Nov 18: The Age of Oil and the Politics of Scarcity
READINGS: Merrill, Paterson, 12. Richard M. Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Grand Strategy and Détente
Logevall, Campbell America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity, Chapter 7
Dang Thuy Tram, Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram
Book Review Due of Last Night I Dreamed of Peace
Recently declassified documents on Chile and the overthrow of Allende
New Documentary Reveals Secret U.S., Chinese Diplomacy Behind Nixon's Trip
Chinese Marshal Received Top Secret Intelligence Briefing from Kissinger in 1972
Nixon's Trip to China
Now completely declassified, including Kissinger intelligence briefing and assurances on Taiwan
Henry Kissinger's Secret Trip to China
The Beijing-Washington Back-Channel, September 1970-July 1971
Record of Richard Nixon-Zhou Enlai Talks, February 1972
Kenneth Cmiel, "The Recent History of Human Rights," The American Historical Review, Vol. 109:1, February 2001.
Kenton Clymer, "Jimmy Carter, Human Rights, and Cambodia." Diplomatic History 27, no.2 (April 2003): 245-278.
David F. Schmitz and Vanessa Walker, "Jimmy Carter and the Foreign Policy of Human Rights: The Development of a Post-Cold War Foreign Policy," Diplomatic History, Vol. 28. No.1, January, 2004, pp. 1113-143
The Trials of Henry Kissinger - The film focuses on Christopher Hitchens’ charges against Henry Kissinger as a war criminal – allegations documented in Hitchens’ book of the same title – based on his role in countries such as Cambodia, Chile, and Indonesia.