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A writer, a polemicist, a war correspondent, quite at home critcizing the abdication of personal responsibility by religious believers and leftists, a former Marxist/Socialist, a secularist, an anti-religionist, a builder of the humanist project upon Enlightenment ideals (especially against fascistic theocracies), and a Briton born of its class structure.

What are some advantages and drawbacks of the humanist project seeking to enshrine ideals assumed to be universal in international legal framework?  Better than what we have?

Mentioned:  Mother Theresa, Isaiah Berlin, The Generation of ’68, Thomas Paine, The Materialist Conception of History, British Conservatism, the end of the British Empire, The International Left.

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A Few Thoughts On Isaiah Berlin’s “Two Concepts Of Liberty”

Both Kant and Hegel provide deep roots in the expansion of Western ideals through foreign policy: Daniel Deudney On YouTube Responding to Robert Kagan: Liberal Democracy Vs. AutocracyFrom The Atlantic: Samuel Huntington’s Death And Life’s WorkFrom The American Interest Online: Francis Fukuyama On Samuel Huntington

How does Natural Law Philosophy deal with these problems, and those of knowledge?

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Via Youtube: “UC Television-Conversations With History: Christopher Hitchens”

A writer, a polemicist, a war correspondent, quite at home critcizing the abdication of personal responsibility by religious believers and leftists, a former Marxist/Socialist, a secularist, an anti-religionist, a builder of the humanist project upon Enlightenment ideals (especially against fascistic theocracies), and a Briton born of its class structure.

What are some advantages and drawbacks of the humanist project seeking to enshrine ideals assumed to be universal in international legal framework?  Better than what we have?

Mentioned:  Mother Theresa, Isaiah Berlin, The Generation of ’68, Thomas Paine, The Materialist Conception of History, British Conservatism, the end of the British Empire, The International Left.

Also On This Site:  Via YouTube: ‘Christopher Hitchens Vs. Ahmed Younis On CNN (2005)’Christopher Hitchens At Slate: Yale Surrenders

A Few Thoughts On Isaiah Berlin’s “Two Concepts Of Liberty”

The Politics Of Noam Chomsky-The Dangers Of Kantian Transcendental Idealism?Martha Nussbaum In Dissent–Violence On The Left: Nandigram And The Communists Of West Bengal

How does Natural Law Philosophy deal with these problems, and those of knowledge?

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