During the latter stages of the Cold War, one school of ethical analysis, ultimately labeled as “moral equivalence” by the late Jeane Kirkpatrick, measured Western liberal democracies against utopian standards in a radical critique which redefined the political discourse, erasing distinctions between the Soviet Union and its satellites on the one hand and the United States and its allies on the other.
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Pham, J. Peter
"The Return of Moral Equivalence,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 7:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/hrhw/vol7/iss4/3
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