|Bulletin n. 1/2017|
Jurdem Laurence R.
|‘That mad hatters tea party on the East River’: Conservative journals of opinion and the United Nations 1964–1981|
|in Cold War History , Volume 17, Issue 1 , 2017 , pp. 39-59|
|During the 1960s and 1970s the Right viewed the United Nations as an institution that had lost its way. Writers for the journals of conservative opinion believed America’s complacent position toward the UN’s anti-western attitudes were representative of a nation that was no longer confident as a leader in the world. It was a course they were determined to change. The actions of National Review, Human Events and Commentary were not singularly responsible for the success or failure of American policy at the UN, but the language they employed contributed to the tone Ronald Reagan used during his presidency.|