In Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity, Samuel P. Huntington examined the cluster of American beliefs, habits, assumptions, and institutions which constitute "America's core culture." This culture, according to Huntington, includes "the Christian religion, Protestant values and moralism, a work ethic, the English language, British traditions of law, justice, and the limits of government power, and a legacy of European art, literature, philosophy, and music," plus "the American Creed with its principles of liberty, equality, individualism, representative government, and private property."
"Human rights" was on the list in the copies sent to reviewers. It did not appear in the finished book.