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An Interview with Samuel Moyn, Author of "The Last Utopia, Human Rights in History"
By Adam Curry on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 at 11:05 PM.
Samuel's book is an important one. If you plan on reading any non-fiction book, this is the one. It provides a history of 'human rights'. Who made up the definitive list, who is the keeper of the list, where does the concept come from? Questions I never pondered before. permalink
You will be surprised to know that the concept of 'human rights' is a very young one, what started in the 1970's and re-emerged in the 1990's has deep historical, religious and legal roots. I spoke with Samuel via skype, where he also weighs in on current events in North Africa and Europe from his perspective as a historian. permalink
Purchase a copy of Samuel's book in multiple formats on Amazon permalink
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