Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry

Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry


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Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry by Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff draws on his extensive experience as a writer and commentator on world affairs to present a penetrating account of the successes, failures, and prospects of the human rights revolution. Based on the Tanner Lectures that Ignatieff delivered at Princeton University's Center for Human Values in 2000, the book includes two chapters by Ignatieff, an introduction by Amy Gutmann, comments by four leading scholars -- K. Anthony Appiah, David A. Hollinger, Thomas W. Laqueur, and Diane F. Orentlicher -- and a response by Ignatieff.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691088938
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/08/2001
Series: University Center for Human Values Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Michael Ignatieff, a writer, historian, and broadcaster, is Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. His books include Isaiah Berlin: A Life, Blood and Belonging, The Warrior's Honor, and The Needs of Strangers. His novel Scar Tissue was nominated for the Booker Prize, and his book The Russian Album, A Family Memoir won Canada's Governor General's Award and the Heinemann Prize of Britain's Royal Society of Literature.

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