By Noam Chomsky, Edward W. Said, Ramsey Clark

Via 3 separate essays, this ebook offers an in-depth research of U.S.-Arab kinfolk, the contradictions and outcomes of U.S. overseas coverage towards "rogue states", and the way adversarial American activities in another country clash with U.N. resolutions and overseas legislations. Noam Chomsky compares U.S. overseas coverage to that of the "rogue states" which the U.S. identifies as its enemies. Ramsey Clark argues that U.S. sanctions and army activities opposed to Iraq are indefensible, and in violation of the common assertion of Human Rights.

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2 Stanley Hauerwas is similarly disparaging: “America is the only country that has the misfortune of being founded on a philosophical mistake – namely, the notion of inalienable rights [something human rights are claimed to be]. ” Despite the contrary claims 1 2 3 By no means have all philosophers failed to attend to or to support human rights language in a thoughtful way. See, for example, Alan Gewirth, Human Rights: Essays on Justification and Application (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982); James W.

32 Concentrating on “the question of the religious foundation of human rights,” Novak claims that “the task of the religious believer – Jewish, Christian, or Muslim – is to provide a better foundation for the [human rights] claims of the secular realm where the vast majority of . . ”33 He defends this claim by arguing that for Judaism religion can only be seen “as the source of all other rights,”34 whether understood as the rights among human beings or between them and God. The major problem with secularist views of human rights, such as the social contract theory, is that society “must be seen as an artificial construct”35 created by a collection of unattached individuals.

Risks only catastrophe – the possibility of a single, ruthless, and 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Richard Rorty, Consequences of Pragmatism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982), xlii–xliii. The group consists of Peter Danchin, Elizabeth Shakeman Hurd, Saba Mahmood, and Winifred Sullivan, whose blog is dedicated to criticizing various aspects of the “liberal hegemony,” in a phrase of Sullivan’s. They all exhibit, often explicitly, the influence of Talal Asad, who has made a career of “problematizing” the liberal interpretation of human rights language.

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