This forum is exciting because it brings labor movements and labor rights to the very center of how people can start to think about the past and the future of human rights movements in general—and raises the contentious question of whether ideologues and organizers for workers ought to suspect that human rights are “not enough” for their broader ambitions and ends.

I want to begin with deep gratitude to my commentators for taking their time to engage with my recent book and to write up such captivating and forceful responses. And, of course, I owe a lot to the editors of Labor and the organizers of the annual book symposium for imagining the forum in the first place, and for seeing it into print. No intellectual work is definitive, and I have always seen the point of my writing to be conversational, and therefore for my provisional answers to be...

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