The ‘imperialism’ of human rights advocacy

USU philosophy alumnus Sohrab Ahmari has this opinion piece in The Guardian taking on a historian’s claim that “Human rights groups are spear-carrier[s] for the ‘exceptionalist’ belief that the west has a providential right to intervene wherever in the world it wishes.” Ahmari replies with the oh-so-imperialist sentiment that maybe all kinds of people would like to enjoy basic human rights.

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