On atrocity and sovereignty.
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The disasters of Iraq, Libya, Syria and beyond are there for all to see. Why hasn’t an emphasis on Human Rights led to fewer atrocities? How has Western intervention made the world a less safe place?
We discuss Philip’s book Cosmopolitan Dystopia: International Intervention and the Failure of the West and discover that no one really defends sovereignty today. What’s behind the concept of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P)? And should we understand it as a form of “liberal imperialism”?