President Carter's human rights campaign, whatever its success or failure in furthering his foreign policy aims, has had one measurable result: the cascade of published words on the subject. Many of the publications are overlapping or repetitious, but, as this book illustrates, the topic has a way of stimulating thought going further than the official statements and unofficial comment of the time. This series of essays, ranging rather widely and not tied to a single thesis, is a pleasant surprise. Some are historical, some contemporary; some philosophical, some directed to recent or current policy. All are worth reading.