“The Robert J. Cox Online Archive: A Preview,” is available as CORE deposit, along with its addendum, “Sample Archive Material” (Full Subheading: The Papers of Robert J. Cox: Human Rights, Civil Society, the Media, and Political Power: Continuities and Discontinuities in the Decades of 1970-1980 & 2010-2020)


Abstract : The papers of R. J. Cox, former editor of the Buenos Aires Herald, shed light on two sets of issues: 1. Debates about recent history (e.g., Argentina’s human rights movement vis-a-vis its international correlates; the US/Latin America relationship during the 1970s; the role of the press); 2. Current discussions regarding the weakening of trust in institutions constitutive of liberal democracies—from trust in governments to trust in the media. These sets of issues are interrelated: concerns about the reliability of the media, and the allegedly partisan use of human rights policies, for instance, straddle many contemporary sociopolitical debates.