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David McGrogan

sketched before, primarily by the prominent historian of human rights, Samuel Moyn. 37 In this thesis, during the pivotal decade of the 1970s, ideology “died” and the “dream of revolution” was left behind. The movement of Soviet and Eastern European dissidents to the West, the Vietnam War, the end of colonialism and the appearance of the Failed State all contributed to a general malaise of internationalism. Into the void stepped human rights, a new and more “hardy” form of utopianism, which involved smaller-scale and less overtly political projects – a minimalist

in Critical theory and human rights