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PEOPLE TOO OFTEN LOWER THEIR GAZE AND SUBMIT TO THE OVERWHELMING POWER OF THOSE WHO GOVERN US.

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  Human rights: Food for a thought on mediocrity   Human Rights Reader 432   In reality, if people get closer and look those who govern us in the eye they will often be astonished by their mediocrity. (Voltaire)   It is known for economists and politicians to make inaccurate/unrealistic predictions   The empirical analyses […]

YES, WE EVENTUALLY ALL HAVE BEGGING RIGHTS, BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT. (part 2 of 3)

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Food for a life-long thought (2)   Human Rights Reader 322 Only social movements can push politicians to turn their promises first into ad-hoc policies and laws and then into actually enforced social programs.   In tranquil times, human rights principles may be implied rather than stated. In tumultuous times, such as now, they need […]




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