This essay seeks understanding of his view of normative thinking in foreign policy, whether moral or legal, and the implications from the perspective of human rights in an unfriendly world. It criticizes his conceptual presuppositions to gain clarity, posing paradoxes and dilemmas regarding their normative quality within the present structure of international relations.
Christenson, Gordon A., "Kennan and Human Rights" (1986). Faculty Articles and Other Publications. 162.