The Last Utopia

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Harvard University Press, Mar 5, 2012 - History - 352 pages
3 Reviews
Human rights offer a vision of international justice that today’s idealistic millions hold dear. Yet the very concept on which the movement is based became familiar only a few decades ago when it profoundly reshaped our hopes for an improved humanity. In this pioneering book, Samuel Moyn elevates that extraordinary transformation to center stage and asks what it reveals about the ideal’s troubled present and uncertain future.

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Review: Last Utopia: Human Rights in History

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

While I didn't agree with the argument Moyn puts forward, I think if interested in the topic the book is worth reading both for the discussion it elicits and the well-done historiography of human rights Read full review

Review: Last Utopia: Human Rights in History

User Review  - Meg - A Bookish Affair - Goodreads

I couldn't get into this book. The language was a little too flowery. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Samuel Moyn is Professor of History at Columbia University.

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