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The last utopia : human rights in history

Author: Samuel Moyn
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Revisiting the episodes in a dramatic tour of humanity's moral history when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was framed, this title shows that it was in the decade after 1968 that human  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Moyn
ISBN: 9780674048720 0674048725
OCLC Number: 701608163
Description: 337 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Humanity before human rights --
Death from birth --
Why anticolonialism wasn't a human rights movement --
The purity of this struggle --
International law and human rights --
The burden of morality --
"Human rights" in Anglo-American news --
Human rights in the 1940s --
Human rights between 1968-1978.
Responsibility: Samuel Moyn.
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The triumph of The Last Utopia is that it restores historical nuance, skepticism and context to a concept that, in the past 30 years, has played a large role in world affairs. -- Brendan Simms Wall Read more...

 
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