The 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man

Today (April 27, 2012) it is precisely 213 years 7 months, and 29 days to the completion of the declaration of the rights of man, which makes it a perfect occasion to celebrate this remarkable human creation.

Here is a beautiful lecture by Jonathan Israel about the history of basic human rights:

The History of Basic Human Rights: The Declaration of the Rights of Man, 1789