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A Matter Of Opinion

Thu., April 17, 2008, 9:41 a.m.

Right you are

Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon wrote in her excellent book "Rights Talk" that an obsession with individual rights undermines social cohesion. An example:

"For, in its simple American form, the language of rights is the language of no compromise. The winner takes all and the loser has to get out of town. The conversation is over."

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