Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn teaches law and history at Harvard, and his new book is Christian Human Rights.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the State Department in Washington. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/Sipa via AP Images) Views
Friday, July 12, 2019
Can Pompeo Redefine Human Rights for the Trump Era?
The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he has formed a new Commission on Unalienable Rights is being cited as one more reason to decry Donald Trump for busting norms and persecuting the worst-off. It is, The New Yorker wrote, an act of “ unbelievable hypocrisy ” for Trump to wrap...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Trump’s Whistleblowers—Why Pardoning Manning and Snowden Makes Sense Now
Whatever you might have previously thought about the notion of President Barack Obama pardoning Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, the election of Donald Trump changes everything. The stunning new reality, and the threat it poses to Americans and non-Americans, shifts and strengthens the case for...
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