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Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Pause From Death (NYT)

The death penalty is neither deterrant nor retribution.

The death penalty marks the place society accords to the voice of the victim, a voice which is missing.

There's no place for that in the modern left.

The U.N. General Assembly’s vote for a global moratorium on the death penalty was a milestone, yet its symbolic weight made barely a ripple in the U.S.


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