Labor: Studies in Working-Class History Book Symposium with Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History, Yale University and Distinguished Panel
The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, market fundamentalism has emerged as the dominant force in national and global economies. In this provocative book, Samuel Moyn analyzes how and why we chose to make human rights our highest ideals while simultaneously neglecting the demands of a broader social and economic justicE.
Moyn places the career of the human rights movement in relation to this disturbing shift from the egalitarian politics of yesterday to the neoliberal globalization of today. Exploring why the rise of human rights has occurred alongside enduring and exploding inequality, and why activists came to seek remedies for indigence without challenging wealth, Not Enough calls for more ambitious ideals and movements to achieve a humane and equitable world.
OCT. 12. 1.00PM-4.30PM
Friday, October 12 at 1:00pm
Bernard P. McDonough Hall, 200
600 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington