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Rights from Wrongs by Alan M. Dershowitz
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Aug 08, 2007

it was amazing

A secular theory of rights-- like the right of free speech. Dershowitz argues that rights come from our experience with egregious wrongs, rather than from God or nature (as is often claimed by politicians). His dismissal of these latter possibilities is swift and compelling. The scientific method is offered as a viable alternative. This book is cerebral, but practical, as it allow me to better affect insight into
political issues. I highly recommend this one.

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