Samuel Moyn teaches law and history at Yale. His most recent book is Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World (Harvard University Press).
Why are philosophers invoking the notion of human dignity to revitalize theories of political ethics?
Immigration, second-class wages, torture and taboo
Jenny Martinez and Kathryn Sikkink offer conflicting histories of the ascendency of international courts.
Why does John Ikenberry think the sorrows of liberal internationalism are temporary?
In Bloodlands Timothy Snyder attempts to link the Holocaust to a syndrome of political killing endorsed by Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
Human rights emerged not in the 1940s but the 1970s, and on the ruins of prior dreams.