Samuel Moyn

Capsule Review
Jan/Feb
2014
G. John Ikenberry

This useful collection examines what happened when intellectuals in one country grappled with the ideas of another.

Snapshot
Samuel Moyn

The Supreme Court decision on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. seemed to deal a blow to foreign victims of foreign human rights abusers who wished to the Alien Tort Statute to sue their abusers in U.S. courts. But the decision might be a blessing in disguise. The ATS never proved that useful in advancing human rights worldwide, and by slamming the door on it, the Supreme Court has pushed the human rights movement to focus on using other tools.

Capsule Review
Mar/Apr
2011
G. John Ikenberry

In this provocatively revisionist history, Moyn claims that the decisive move toward human rights occurred more recently than previously thought.