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Absolutist authoritarians like Hobbes have claimed that talk of human rights is nonsense, progressives like Jeremy Bentham, have called human rights nonsense on stilts, and the great conservative Edmund Burke dismissed them as dangerous metaphysical deceits.  For all these men, rights were simply what a particular government at a particular time said they were.  The […]

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