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The culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice

Author: Terry Kenneth Aladjem
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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America is driven by vengeance in Aladjem's timely analysis, and the fate of democratic justice hangs in the balance.

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Aladjem, Terry Kenneth.
Culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608833080
Online version:
Aladjem, Terry Kenneth.
Culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609351721
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Kenneth Aladjem
ISBN: 9780521886246 0521886244 9780521713863 0521713862
OCLC Number: 145732833
Description: xx, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Liberalism and the anger of punishment : the motivation to vengeance and myths of justice reconsidered --
Violence, vengeance, and the rudiments of American theodicy --
The nature of vengeance : memory, self-deception, and the movement from terror to pity --
Revenge & the fallibility of the state : the problem of vengeance and democratic punishment revisited or how America should punish.
Responsibility: Terry Kenneth Aladjem.
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"One part cultural analysis, one part exploration of liberal political thought, The Culture of Vengeance gives vengeance a sympathetic and nuanced treatment. This makes Aladjem's critique and Read more...

 
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