Kevin Hargaden, writing from Ireland for Seattle's The Other Journal, on how talking about human rights can so easily turn into a selfish endeavor:
Yet what are we to do when such rights language itself becomes hypocritical? How do we respond when rights language serves as a mantra for politicians who merely use it to wriggle out of tight situations? What would a careful and critical Christian appropriation of rights language look like? Marx may be able to help.