This week in my Everyday History class I was lecturing to my students on the history of human rights in
Ironically I was also supposed to be going to see what promises to be a great gathering of historians of human rights in this country at the 'Taking Liberties' workshop being hosted by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University. You can see the details here.
And of course there is Ignatieff's little book, The Rights Revolution, that came out of his Massey lectures. It's not as tightly argued or well researched as the other, but it is a thoughtful evaluation of just what the rights revolution had done to
It just goes to show you: politics and smarts don't always sleep in the same bed, let alone reside in the same head.