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Letters to the contrary : a curated history of the UNESCO human rights survey

Author: Mark Goodale
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Stanford studies in human rights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This...collection of letters reveals the debate over universal human rights. Prominent mid-twentieth-century intellectuals and leaders--including Gandhi, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Aldous Huxley, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Arnold Schoenberg--engaged with the question of universal human rights. [This book] presents the foundation of the intellectual struggles and ideological doubts still present in today's human rights  Read more...
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Letters to the contrary.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017041867
(OCoLC)1002693069
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Goodale
ISBN: 9780804799003 0804799008 9781503605343 1503605345
OCLC Number: 999573488
Description: xvii, 351 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Samuel Moyn --
History : UNESCO in the paradigmatic transition --
Interpretations : From a "hollow sham" to a "plurality of cultural values" --
Memorandum and questionnaire circulated by UNESCO on the theoretical bases of the rights of man --
The grounds of an international declaration of human rights --
Foreword and introduction to Human rights, comments and interpretations, UNESCO 1949 --
Foreword / Jacques Havet --
Introduction / Jacques Maritain --
Liberalism from the ashes --
Beyond egotistic man : communist, socialist, and social democratic challenges --
Rights in a sacred universe --
The Universal declaration of human duties --
The technological society of the future --
Universal human rights in a colonial world --
Human rights as history and practice --
Specific freedoms --
From repudiation to the play of fancy.
Series Title: Stanford studies in human rights.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Mark Goodale.

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"This...collection of letters reveals the debate over universal human rights. Prominent mid-twentieth-century intellectuals and leaders--including Gandhi, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Aldous Huxley, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Arnold Schoenberg--engaged with the question of universal human rights. [This book] presents the foundation of the intellectual struggles and ideological doubts still present in today's human rights debates."--

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