Daily Archives : May 13, 2014

Retribution in Conflict with Social Culture and Justice

The United States criminal justice system appears to follow a retribution aimed model.  Whether or not the sentences currently levied by state statutes are consistent with political theories concerning proportional punishment, standard responses for convicted criminal acts include, but not…

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Old and New in Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It

In The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It, Mark Twain regales the reader with tales of Europe and the American West. Though his actual experiences differ vastly between the two volumes, both of Twain’s accounts of his travels show him as…

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Averting Modern Buddhist Violence

It used to be that the one thing it was safe to assume about religion was that a Buddhist would be likely to refrain from killing his or her neighbors.  However, as recent events in Thailand and Myanmar will testify…

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