Center on Human Exceptionalism

The mission of Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism is to affirm and uphold the intrinsic nature of human dignity, liberty, and equality. In resistance to a growing movement against unique human personhood, we aim to revitalize a commitment to the traditional Western view of human rights and human responsibilities — summed up by the term “human exceptionalism.” Read more


UN Power Grab

Unless we stand strong defending national sovereignty and individual liberty—values that “the international community” scorns and which Guterres barely mentions—we could really end up in the collectivist soup.


Ambassador Sam Brownback on Human Rights and Religious Freedom

Wesley J. Smith
September 13, 2021
Wesley J. Smith talks with Senator Sam Brownback, who served as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom and as governor of Kansas from 2011 to 2018. Religious freedom is a crucial aspect of human exceptionalism because it is a fundamental human rights issue. Smith and Brownback discuss COVID, free exercise versus the freedom to worship, issues in China, India, Read More ›


Wesley J. Smith
August 5, 2021
Introducing “Humanize with Wesley J. Smith” from Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, where human rights meet human responsibilities. Wesley J. Smith speaks with writers, thinkers, and newsmakers on the controversial issues of human life and human thriving that impact our daily lives.