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Post by CHILLIN on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:27 pm

I am reading an excellent book by William Landay called "Defending Jacob". It is funny, yet has some keen observations about middle class life and the flaws of the justice system.

The preface to the book has this bit that I thought Spencer (and others) might enjoy:

[quote=“Let us be practical in our expectations of the Criminal Law.… [For] we have merely to imagine, by some trick of time travel, meeting our earliest hominid ancestor, Adam, a proto-man, short of stature, luxuriantly furred, newly bipedal, foraging about on the African savannah three million or so years ago. Now, let us agree that we may pronounce whatever laws we like for this clever little creature, still it would be unwise to pet him.” —REYNARD THOMPSON,    A General Theory of Human Violence (1921)][/quote]
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Post by Intercasa on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:31 pm

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