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The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History
Human rights offer a vision of international justice that today's idealistic millions hold dear. Yet the very concept on which the movement is based became familiar only a few decades ago when it
The Future of Human Rights
This essay summarizes the author’s argument for the recent genesis of international human rights and asks what implications for the future that argument has. The essay lays emphasis on the
The Last Utopia
Human Rights and the Uses of History
What are the origins of human rights? This question, rarely asked before the end of the Cold War, has in recent years become a major focus of historical and ideological strife. In this sequence of
Democracy Past and Future
Democracy Past and Future is the first English-language collection of Pierre Rosanvallon's most important essays on the historical origins, contemporary difficulties, and future prospects of
Christian Human Rights
In May 1977, President Jimmy Carter spoke at the University of Notre Dame’s commencement. He outlined a foreign policy focused on the defence and promotion of human rights around the world. It set
Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World
Human rights have come to represent some of the highest ideals of humanity. In Samuel Moyn’s Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, the Professor of History and Law at Yale University traces
Substance, Scale, and Salience: The Recent Historiography of Human Rights
This review evaluates the current state of the historiography of human rights, which originated as a field a mere decade ago. It proposes that the substantive contents of norms, doctrines, and law
Hannah Arendt on the Secular
Despite the current debate about the concept of secularization and the poli tics of secularism around the world, Hannah Arendt has not generally been understood as a proponent of either. But her most
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