From the Reformation to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, A.C. Grayling tells the story of the 500-year battle for liberty in the West.
In Towards the Light, A.C. Grayling tells the story of the long and difficult battle for freedom in the West, from the Reformation to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, from the battle for the vote to the struggle for the right to freedom of conscience. As Grayling passionately affirms, it is a story - and a struggle - that continues to this day as those in power use the threat of terrorism in the 21st century to roll-back the liberties that so many have fought and died to win for us. Including an appendix of landmark documents, including the British and American Bills of Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, the Bloomsbury Revelations edition also includes a new preface by the author reflecting on developments since the book's original publication.
About the Author
A.C. Grayling is Master of the New College of the Humanities, UK. He has written and edited numerous works of philosophy and is the author of biographies of Descartes and William Hazlitt.
Series: Bloomsbury Revelations
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 24th April 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1