Los derechos humanos como politica e idolatria/ Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry (Estado Y Sociedad/ State and Society) (Spanish Edition)

Michael Ignatieff se apoya en su gran experiencia como escritor y comentarista sobre asuntos internacionales para presentar un lúcido resumen de los éxitos, fracasos y perspectivas de la revolución de los derechos humanos. Desde que las Naciones Unidas adoptaron la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos en 1948, esta

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By Hadrian (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · November 21, 2014
The Good:
-A vigorous defense of the idea of human rights, and how it must necessarily take on pluralistic characteristics in order to avoid being merely an imposition of one set of values upon another
-Understands the purpose of the idea of human rights as being a great boon to the powerless, and... ...more
By todd (San Francisco, CA) · ★★★★☆ · June 25, 2008
Ignatieff does a good job of judiciously summarizing the most pressing challenges facing those who seek to further the establishment of an international human rights regime. A disciple of Isaiah Berlin, Ignatieff draws on Berlin's famous lecture "Two Concepts of Liberty" to argue for a human righ... ...more
By Stacie (Asheville, NC) · ★★★☆☆ · August 07, 2013
I enjoyed reading this, but strongly disagree with certain premises taken for granted by the contributors - namely the statist idea that there are cases where national sovereignty and maintaining so-called order should take precedence over human rights. I was also confused by the notion that huma... ...more
By Ike (San Diego, CA) · ★★★★☆ · August 13, 2011
I liked these essays a lot, probably because I agree with Berlin's conception of rights as being often in both internal and external conflict (as Sandel put it, of Berlin, that we live in a 'tragically configured moral universe'). Too bad about the whole failed philosopher king thing, although my... ...more
By Syukur (Blitar, 08, Indonesia) · November 19, 2013
nice i love it ...more