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The Long History of Human Rights: Review of Samuel Moyn, Christian Human Rights
This Essay assesses Samuel Moyn's revisionist argument that human rights were born only in the mid-twentieth century and then mostly as a shrewd Christian response to the secular liberalism and communist materialism that endangered the Church's political interests and influence. This account largely ignores the West's enduring and evolving tradition of rights, which have been an integral part of its commitment to the rule of law and constitutional order. Jurists since classical Roman anddoi:10.17613/naqe-yk58 fatcat:gkqyugpt2za63pp7m5najpwudu