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Are Human Rights Universal?

In the first sentence of “The Attack on Human Rights,” Michael Ignatieff calls human rights language “a source of power and authority.”  Though he could have described it in terms of empowerment of those without authority or in terms of … Continue reading

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Empire of the Sun and the DaTong: Two Chinese(?) Utopias

       Introduction Kang Youwei, the Early 20th Century Chinese reformer, formulated much of his political philosophy in a book entitled “The One World Utopia of Kang Youwei.  Empire of the Sun,” the 21st Century electronica band, melds its … Continue reading

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