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Ideal Illusions: How the U.S. Government Co-opted Human Rights

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From a noted historian and foreign-policy analyst, a groundbreaking critique of the troubling symbiosis between Washington and the human rights movement

The United States has long been hailed as a powerful force for global human rights. Now, drawing on thousands of documents from the CIA, the National Security Council, the Pentagon, and development agencies, James Peck sho
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Metropolitan Books
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Feb 21, 2014 Tieu uyen rated it really liked it
Phương Tây có một cụm từ để nói về nhân quyền rất hay ho đấy là: Nghành công nghiệp nhân quyền (human rights industry).
Giống như những nghành công nghiệp khác, nghành công nghiệp nhân quyền cũng sẽ có ưu tiên phát triển sản phẩm, định hướng tiêu dùng. Các ông lớn đã biến nghành công nghiệp nhân quyền thành nghành công nghiệp mũi nhọn đi chinh phục thế giới như thế nào? Ví như họ cắt bỏ quyền lao động/các tổ chức công đoàn, gạt quyền bình đẳng kinh tế ra khỏi nghành sản xuất của mình thế nào thì
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I loved the various perspectives from which the author approached the idea of human rights and they ways in which the American government manipulates politics around them (or them around politics). It was easy to read and follow, with great examples, both contemporary and historical, to demonstrate his points.
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Amazing look at the foreign policy of the US and the failure of the human rights industry to adequately deal with "humanitarian issues."
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