April 18, 2010

Bending the rule of law

Last night I saw the film "Taxi to the Dark Side," which actually ties in with quite a lot of the readings that I have been doing in seminar classes this semester. This is especially so with the readings of Giorgio Agamben and others who spend a good amount of time talking about citizenship, sovereignty, rights, and law--and how political all of these can become during times of war (or states of exception). Here is the trailer for the film:

Are human rights ever inalienable? Can a universal set of human rights ever encompass all societies? Who defines these rights, and who enforces them?

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