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Samuel Moyn

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lawyer

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Samuel Moyn is a professor of law and history at Yale University, which he joined in July 2017. Previously, he was a professor of history at Columbia University for thirteen years and a professor of history and of law at Harvard University for three years.
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The Sabbath World
Glimpses of a Different Order of Time
by Judith Shulevitz (Apr 04, 2011)
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What is the Sabbath, anyway? The holy day of rest? The first effort to protect the rights of workers? A smart way to manage stress in a world in which computers never get turned off and work never comes to an end? Or simply an oppressive, outmoded rite? In The Sabbath World, Judith Shulevitz explores the Jewish and Christian day of rest, from its o...
Go Back to Where You Came From
The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy
by Sasha Polakow-Suransky (Oct 16, 2017)
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What if politicians pose a graver threat to liberal democracy than mass migration?
Human Rights in Africa
by Bonny Ibhawoh (Jan 17, 2018)
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Human rights have a deep and tumultuous history that culminates in the age of rights we live in today, but where does Africa's story fit in with this global history? Here, Bonny Ibhawoh maps this story and offers a comprehensive and interpretative history of human rights in Africa. Rather than a tidy narrative of ruthless violators and benevolent p...