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13 Acts of Academic Journalism and Historical Commentary on Human Rights

Opinions, Interventions and the Torsions of Politics


Ben Dorfman

Constituted of a range of essays, the present volume addresses a variety of contemporary and historical events from human rights perspectives. Taking on issues from the American presidential election to North Korean missile tests to terrorism and «civilizational» conflict to Cold War history, the current collection seeks to speak plainly by combining academic convention with a «feuilleton» style. Aimed at students and the public as much as other academics, the essays in this book seek to make rights concepts concrete by speaking to the issues through which they become salient: international conflict, social justice problems and the historical scenes that ask us to realize all human beings’ equality and dignity – an equality and dignity this book seeks to promote.

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The Arc of a Blue Note: Clark Terry and the Quiet Sound of Human Rights :( April 4, 2016


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The Arc of a Blue Note

Clark Terry and the Quiet Sound of Human Rights (April 4, 2016)

Abstract: The loss of jazz trumpeter Clark Terry represents a loss of an unsung human rights hero: a quiet progressivist who brought change simply through the being of his art and belief in the power of education.

“Jazzmusic.” © Jürgen Fälchle / 62149902

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