Beyond the boundaries: Reverend Jesse Jackson in by Karin L. Stanford

By Karin L. Stanford

Past the bounds is the 1st book-length learn of Jesse Jackson's foreign actions and foreign-policy schedule. It locates Jackson's efforts in the context of citizen international relations more often than not and African-American involvement in overseas affairs really. Jackson's expeditions to Syria, important the US, and Cuba, in the course of his 1984 presidential election bid, and his 1986 journey to Southern Africa are mentioned intimately. Drawing on interviews, 1984 Jackson crusade files, and press debts, Karin L. Stanford indicates that Jackson's foreign forays usually are not particular or unparalleled yet belong to a convention of citizen international relations as outdated because the Republic.

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S. 19 Before leaving the United States on July 28, Clark met with officials in the Department of State, who asked him to deliver 102 letters to men who had not been heard from, but were believed to be alive and held captive by the Vietcong, and 300 letters to those known to be in the hands of the North Vietnamese. While in Hanoi he met with several officials and held conversations with the head of State as well as with people in the villages, hospitals and prisoner of war camps. S. prisoners and letters from the deputy prime minister of Hanoi and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Duy Trinh.

5 As his campaign was addressed to the dispossessed in America, the nature of his foreign policy proposals, complimented by his foreign travels as a candidate, were also addressed to issues of concern to those "stuck on the bottom of life" abroad as well. One of the best statements of his general position on international affairs is found in a speech he delivered in London, England, in April 1981, on "The Possibility of a New World Order,'' in which he said: "Human rights for all human beings is the rallying cry.

Government, an irate American government nevertheless, did not prosecute him, and when Harrison Salisbury, a journalist, reported from Hanoi in 1966, no action was taken. However, the First Amendment did not protect William Worthy, a black journalist, who was the last American journalist in Communist China whose passport was taken by the State Department in the late 1950s. 4 The present volume by Dr. Karin Stanford is exceedingly welcome because it accomplishes two important feats. It contributes to the literature on the generic subject of citizen diplomacy, which is surprisingly sparse considering the private roles other American citizens have played in foreign policy, such as that which industrialist Armand Hammer has played in United States-Soviet relations.

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