Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Here’s an image of Eleanor Roosevelt, 60 years ago (in 1949), holding up a broadsheet containing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations on December 10th, 1948. I think that Eleanor Roosevelt would have liked this. If you’ve forgotten what it means to be a liberal, or why you ever became a liberal in the first place, here’s a reminder:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  1. Roger Salyer says:

    No.

    It is sickening.

    It is funny that what would not be acceptable as a proof for God, is considered a sufficient proof for human rights and human dignity.

    Desire. Not in itself, but as a proof.

    Tell you what. You accord rights as you see fit–according to humanity–and I will accord rights as I see fit (according to race, religion, rank, sex, etc… etc….)

    Is that all right by you?

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