The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History
Samuel Moyn, James Bryce Professor of European Legal History Samuel Moyn, J. Andrew, A. M. Elizabeth, Kahan Jeffrey
Harvard University Press, Sep 15, 2010 - History - 337 pages
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 profoundly reshaped our hopes for an improved humanity. In this pioneering book, Samuel Moyn elevates that extraordinary transformation to center stage and asks what it reveals about the ideal’s troubled present and uncertain future.
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