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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kiss of Death: America's Love Affair with the Death Penalty

John Bessler (husband of the senior senator from Minnesota) wrote various books on the death penalty, including defending opposition as a matter of historical understanding. Finished an early short book by him that put forth the usual arguments, including in support of life without parole. Fine enough though LWOP very well might be excessive (why leave 70 year old murderers from fifty years back in prison?) and open to question (isn't it cruel?) Also, what about murders in prison? Answers can be made, but these accounts should adress them.

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