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On this frontier, and on it alone, discussion about the death penalty is legitimate.
In all other cases the arguments for capital punishment do not stand up to the
criticisms of the abolitionists. But in extreme cases, and in our state of ignorance,
The age of enlightenment, as people say, wanted to suppress the death penalty
on the pretext that man was naturally good. Of course he is not (he is worse or
better). After twenty years of our magnificent history we are well aware of this.
I am convinced that abolition of the death penalty would help us progress toward
that society. After taking such an initiative, France could offer to extend it to the
non-abolitionist countries on both sides of the iron curtain. But, in any case, she ...
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THE NECESSITY FOR THINKING
John Henry Newman
THE RIGHT USE OF LANGUAGE
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