George Weigel

To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II

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Day: August 1, 1993

Getting It Less-Than-Half Right

The Bangkok Declaration was, among other things, a gauntlet thrown down before the Clinton administration. The Vienna Conference would be the first major international human rights meeting in which the

The Bangkok Conspirators

The bad guys at Vienna were not exactly shy about what they were up to. Two months before the Vienna conference got under way, they blatantly telegraphed their punch. At

An American Argument, a European Revolution

These definitional arguments—and the ways in which they were manipulated by dictators of all stripes (but pre-eminently by Communists and their Western apologists)—shaped the foreign-policy debate in the United States

A Troublesome Declaration

That staying power derived in part from the follies committed by Eleanor Roosevelt when she led the drafting of the United Nations’ 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the basic

The New Human Rights Debate

In spite of, or perhaps because of, the horrors of the twentieth century, the cause of “human rights” has become one of the most powerful forces in contemporary world politics.