Evolution and Morality Nomos LII

ISBN-10: 081477122X
ISBN-13: 9780814771228
Authors: James E. Fleming, Sanford V. Levinson, Sanford Levinson
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In the controversy over female genital mutilation, Congress was quick to condemn practices throughout Africa and the Middle East and to take action criminalizing the practice domestically. Yet at the same time, it bluntly dismissed Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch when they pointed out human rights violations closer to home in the form of the disproportionately high rate of the imposition of capital punishment on black men, and the disempowerment of poor women under new draconian welfare rules. The irony of the United States' international condemnation of types of activities in which it engages within its own borders is not lost on Third World critics.Moral Imperialismsets out…    
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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: New York University Press Number of pages: 409 Dimensions: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall Weight: 1.210 lbs. Language: English