Righting Wrongs: Sixty years after the universal declaration of human rights was adopted by the UN, attitudes, at least, have change dramatically
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
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After a century that saw two world wars, the Holocaust, Stalin's gulag, the killing fields of Cambodia, and more recent atrocities in Rwanda and now Darfur, the belief that we are progressing morally has become difficult to defend. Yet there is more to the question than some extreme cases of moral breakdown.