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When Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X met

Share the post "When Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X met" “Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Waiting for Press Conference” March 26, 1964. Library of Congress, via Creative Commons (Public Domain) Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X met only once, a chance encounter at the US Capitol on March 26, 1964. The two men were at the Capitol to listen to a debate over what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a measure that banned discrimination in employment,...

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Focus: Human Rights and Global Inequality

Share the post "Focus: Human Rights and Global Inequality" A roundtable exchange on Samuel Moyn, Not Enough (Harvard University Press, 2018)   Donald Trump is President of the United States, and when he has not been threatening immigrants and ethnic minorities at home, he is bonding with authoritarian strongmen abroad, such as Vladimir Putin, Xi Xinping, and Kim Jong-Un. In Europe, right-wing “populist” movements have made historic electoral advances in countries like...

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Constraint, Flexibility, and Human Rights

Share the post "Constraint, Flexibility, and Human Rights" This article is Samuel Moyn’s response to the roundtable exchange on his new book, Not Enough (Harvard University Press, 2018). In our interesting moment, Not Enough offers nothing like a definitive statement of how to connect human rights with distributive ideals and political economy. Instead, it is supposed to be a framework for current debate; and both alternative perspectives and empirical research will...

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Fellow Travelers: Human Rights and Class Inequality

Share the post "Fellow Travelers: Human Rights and Class Inequality" This review is the fourth in our roundtable exchange on Samuel Moyn, Not Enough (Harvard University Press, 2018). No one has done more than Samuel Moyn to reinvigorate the historical analysis of the origins of human rights. Particularly in his ground-breaking work The Last Utopia, Moyn set out to argue—controversially—that the modern human rights movement only really got its start in the 1970s, not...

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Rights as Potential Sites of Distributive Struggle

Share the post "Rights as Potential Sites of Distributive Struggle" This review is the third in our roundtable exchange on Samuel Moyn, Not Enough (Harvard University Press, 2018). Samuel Moyn’s Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World provides an engaged, critical and urgent history of human rights for our scandalously unequal present. While the author’s 2010 The Last Utopia disrupted narratives of the “deep roots” of human rights that assumed a timeless...

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Human Rights, Democracy, and the Cash Value of Status

Share the post "Human Rights, Democracy, and the Cash Value of Status" This review is the second in our roundtable exchange on Samuel Moyn, Not Enough (Harvard University Press, 2018). To appreciate Samuel Moyn’s new book Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, one must first recognize its ambition: to offer a better grounding for contemporary political ethics. It is not an intellectual history, exactly, nor is it a history of international politics, policy, law,...

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Insuffisants ou incompris ?

Share the post "Insuffisants ou incompris ?" Cet article est le premier dans notre échange sur Samuel Moyn, Not Enough (Harvard University Press, 2018).  Les droits humains nous obligent-ils à « bénir » un capitalisme dérégulé et inégalitaire, selon la phrase de Gilles Deleuze et Félix Guattari ? L’idée selon laquelle nos droits humains contemporains seraient indissociables de l’ordre néolibéral a désormais des adeptes bien au-delà des rangs de la gauche radicale. A...

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