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The Cosmopolitan Tradition. A Noble but Flawed Ideal

HOLBERG PRICE: Material inequality is part of the order of the day in the 21st century. Nussbaum takes care of one of our most pressing challenges to make the world a better place.

Most of us take human rights for granted. There are strings of international organizations and NGOs that monitor the situation around the world and point out flaws and shortcomings. We are really happy with that.

It stands to reason more when it comes to social and economic rights. Material inequality is part of the order of the day in the 21st century, but international law and common moral thinking do not have much to say about what obligations, if any, come with these inequalities. There are initiatives around, but there is virtually no international consensus on this important issue.

Martha C.
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Hans Henrik Fafner
Fafner is a regular critic in Ny Tid. Residing in Tel Aviv.

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