Raphael Lemkin

The Unsung Hero Who Coined the Term "Genocide"
September 21, 2013

If the history of the western moral imagination is the story of an enduring and unending revolt against human cruelty, there are few more consequential figures than Raphael Lemkinā€”and few whose achievements have been more ignored by the general publi

How Human Rights Became our Ideology
November 16, 2012

The modern idea of human rights was only created after World War II. In the next half-century, it became a global movement.