In the long history of Man’s inhumanity to Man, it is ever so

While reading In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Phillipines, I came across mention of a disturbingly familiar topic. War is hell. From The New York Times, April 15, 1902, the following (also at wikisource). WASHINGTON, April 14.—The Senate Committee on the Philippines began the week with the intention of making an investigation of the […]

As Cruel as Society Demands

I am not quite sure how this august panel of nine judges decides what constitutes a cruel and unusual punishment, unless it is by simply following the precedent rather than considering whether the punishment was properly enacted and in conformity with the severity of the crime. The majority’s opinion in Kennedy v. Louisiana relies on […]