V. Bradley Lewis

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V. Bradley Lewis is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Catholic University of America and a Remick Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.

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Rethinking Rights: Historical, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives. Bruce P. Frohnen and Kenneth L. Grasso, eds. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2009.
 
Human rights are a central category of modern politics, often taken as a signature feature of political modernity. They are a way of limiting and understanding the limitation of political power and a way of bringing about a workable…

The Ethiopian Campaign and French Political Thought. Yves R. Simon with Anthony O. Simon, ed., and Robert Royal, trans. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009.
 
In October 1935, the Italian army invaded Ethiopia (then called Abyssinia) and by the following May had control of the country, which now linked and thus unified Italy’s other African possessions.  The occupation…