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Not Enough

Human Rights in an Unequal World

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$29.95 • £21.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674737563

Publication: April 2018

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296 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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No one has written with more penetrating skepticism about the history of human rights than Samuel Moyn… In Not Enough, Moyn asks whether human-rights theorists and advocates, in the quest to make the world better for all, have actually helped to make things worse… This book, like the author’s last, is the rare academic study that is sure to provoke a wider discussion about important political and economic questions.—Adam Kirsch, The Wall Street Journal

[A] marvelous book.—Nils Gilman, The Los Angeles Review of Books

Promises to cement [Moyn’s] reputation as one of the most trenchant critics of ‘liberal humanitarian’ foreign policy.—Jon Baskin, The Chronicle of Higher Education

A brilliantly conceived and much-needed book on human rights and inequality. Moyn has a genius for writing history that is intelligent, surprising, and disciplined by fine judgment.—Jedediah Purdy, author of After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene

Human rights do not seem to be enough in our era of unshared affluence. Samuel Moyn’s fascinating and highly timely book explores how we ended up here despite the higher hopes for humanity pursued by multiple political and philosophical movements over the last two hundred years. This is essential reading for anybody who wants to understand the present age with its overwhelming challenges and breathtaking possibilities.—Mathias Risse, author of On Global Justice

Samuel Moyn breaks new ground in examining the relationship between human rights and economic fairness. If we don’t address the growing global phenomenon of economic inequality, the human rights movement as we know it cannot survive or flourish.—George Soros