The Preacher And The Slave: 21st Century Edition

“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights stated 60 years ago that ‘a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief is the highest aspiration of the common people’. It was a Magna Carta for mankind – and loathed by every human rights abuser on earth. Today, the Chinese dictatorship calls it ‘Western’, Robert Mugabe calls it ‘colonialist’, and Dick Cheney calls it ‘outdated’. The countries of the world have chronically failed to meet it – but the document has been held up by the United Nations as the ultimate standard against which to check ourselves. Until now.

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