Publisher's Note — April 16, 2009, 10:51 am

Panel: Liberalism, imperialism and the politics of human rights

Harper’s readers are cordially invited to attend a panel discussion in New York City, Sunday, 19th April, 12–2pm.

Liberalism, Imperialism & the Politics of Human Rights

Jacob Stevens (Chair)—Verso Books
Richard Seymour—author, “The Liberal Defense of Murder”
Samuel Moyn—History, Columbia University
John R. MacArthur—Publisher, Harper’s Magazine

Register at: www.leftforum.org.

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