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Protected: Notes on Capital Punishment

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On the Deterrence Argument (the death penalty debate)

(I’ve mentioned to my students before that statistics are often neutral – it is your duty as a GP student to use these statistics (percentages/ numbers) to make your point. Numbers are neutral, but your words are not. So it … Continue reading

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Don’t ignore the elephant(s) in the room: The death penalty debate

(Elephant in the room: An obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss. It is based on the idea that an elephant … Continue reading

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An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

This post’s title is a quote attributed to M. Gandhi – by the way, a brilliant example of one quotation standing on the shoulders of another. Dear students, in light of the recent sentencing for the India gang rape case, … Continue reading

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