When hope and history rhyme: Natural and human rights from ancient Greece to modern America
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Dr. King's famous words—"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice”—rest on the thinking and policy of philosophers and legislators from ancient Greece to the present day. In When Hope and History Rhyme: Natural and Human Rights from Ancient Greece to Modern America (Imagine, 2022), Douglas R. Burgess Jr. – Associate Professor and Chair of Legal History at YU--tells us that story, from the Greeks to the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, ending with FDR's "Four Freedoms" and the Nuremberg Trials. In dialogue with Matthew Incantalupo, the discussion will have both historical sweep and contemporary significance.
Burgess, D.R., Jr. (2022, November 10). Book talk: "When hope and history rhyme: Natural and human rights from ancient Greece to modern America". Hosted by Paul Glassman, Director of Scholarly and Cultural Resources and moderated by Matthew Incantalupo, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yeshiva University.
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