Samuel Moyn is Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and History at Yale University.

Trained in modern European intellectual history, he spent a decade writing some books about the history of international law and human rights, The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2010); Christian Human Rights (2015), based on Mellon Distinguished Lectures at the University of Pennsylvania in fall 2014; and Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World (2018). His newest book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, appears with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in fall 2021, and is out in a paperback edition in 2022 with Picador in the United States and Verso in the United Kingdom. He delivered the Carlyle Lectures in the History of Political Thought at the University of Oxford in early 2022, and the book based on them is planned for fall 2023 as Liberalism against Itself: Cold War Intellectuals and the Making of Our Times with Yale University Press.

Currently he is working on (different) projects on aging, constitutional law, and the Vietnam war.

Moyn is a fellow of the new Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, Over the years he has written in venues such as the Atlantic, Boston Review, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, Dissent, the Guardian, the London Review of Books, The NationThe New Republic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

A full biography is available at a link above, and publications (which are also sortable) at another.

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