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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Tuesday 7 December 2004

Crime and punishment in Britain today

There is a very thoughtful post today in the Adam Smith blog. Like the writer I have been, and and in my case probably remain, deeply opposed on principle to the notion of capital punishment. However the arguments he puts forward, coming from a [similarly] libertarian perspecttive, are difficult to dismiss entirely. Perhaps there does need to be a change in the way we punish the worst crimes.

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