H. G. Wells. The Rights of Man; or, What Are We Fighting For?
[typescript, ca. 1940].
Wells RI-001, folio 629
In the early months of World War Two, Wells wrote a series of letters to The Times, in which he argued for the establishment of universal human rights, such as the rights to life, education, property, labor and free movement, as the only meaningful outcome of the Second World War.