When there is great injustice, it is very tempting to think that righteous anger is the best response, and even a necessary response. On the other hand, it is noteworthy that the three most successful revolutionary freedom movements in the past century have been conducted in a spirit of non-anger (distinct from, though sometimes joined to, non-violence): Gandhi’s independence movement, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s role in the U. S. civil rights movement, and Nelson Mandela’s freedom movement in South Africa. Studying the thought and practice of these three leaders, I argue that non-anger is both normatively and practically superior to anger, and that an analysis of the structure of the emotion can help us to a deeper understanding of why this is so.
sábado, 8 de agosto de 2015
miércoles, 17 de junio de 2015
Our consensus on what constitutes a human right dates back only to the 1940s, when the global human rights imagination first began to take shape. In this lecture, Mark Philip Bradley chronicles the complex histories that have formed our contemporary understanding of human rights and illustrates how that understanding has become a force behind international and local politics.
miércoles, 11 de marzo de 2015
Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University explains how the social costs of racial preferences actually outweigh any of the marginal benefits when effective race-neutral alternatives are available.
This lecture is part of the series "Key Issues in Human Rights" by William F. Schulz, President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the Richard & Ann Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights, University of Chicago.