Short Paper on Human Rights.
on the contemporary relevance of ancient codes, documents, and artifacts that
contributed to the evolution of our modern conception of human rights. Your essay should answer these questions:
1. What, according to H. Gene Blocker, are the most
important historical sources for our contemporary conception of human rights?
2. To what extent, if at all, can you identify in
contemporary culture and government specific legacies of any of the ancient
codes, documents, and artifacts we studied this week?
Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of
both assigned questions and that your answer is well organized, uses excellent,
college-level prose, and makes judicious use of textual evidence. Your essay should be 600-900 words long.