Human rights and the uses of history by samuel moyn offers a perceptive critique of human rights and how it may better serve as a tool of liberation professor moyn is a professor of law and history at yale university where his work on the history of human rights has gained praise and recognition this highly intelligent nuanced and visionary book will inform persuade and surprise . Human rights have always been a self evident specter i feel vaguely guilty about so it was interesting to see the idea of human rights treated like any other idea by looking at its history implications etc i think moyns other book would have been a better one to read first since the essays in this collection read like a collection of postscripts intended for his academic peers. Human rights and the uses of history posted on august 10 2017 august 14 2017 by samuel moyn expanded second edition new york and london verso books 2017 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 reflective and critical studies . Look bizos on the right side of history says ramaphosa as human rights lawyer is laid to rest by zintle mahlati 1h ago. Summary summary samuel moyn human rights and the uses of history summary of the entire bookcomma chapter by chapterperiod for the course humanitarian campaigns at utrecht university
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