Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Ironic Tragedy of Human Rights

Charles Blattberg responded to my post about how international law has not created world peace or anything remotely like it, by e-mailing a link to an article he wrote attempting to explain why this is so. The abstract is here, you can download the entire article at a link in the upper left corner. I admit it's too philosophical for my abilities, though it seems he's writing about a tension which the Talmud resolved some 1800 years ago with the simple statement: "The poor of your town and the poor of another town, the poor of your town come first".

This probably also means the Talmud disagrees with The Guardian, but there's not much novelty in that thought.

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