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The culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice

Author: Terry Kenneth Aladjem
Publisher: New York, NY Cambridge Univ. Press 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Kenneth Aladjem
ISBN: 9780521713863 0521713862 9780521886246 0521886244
OCLC Number: 836595916
Description: XX, 246 S
Contents: Part I. Liberalism and the Anger of Punishment: The Motivation to Vengeance and Myths of Justice Reconsidered; Part II. Violence, Vengeance and the Rudiments of American Theodicy; Part III. The Nature of Vengeance: Memory, Self-Deception and the Movement from Terror to Pity; Part IV. Revenge and the Fallibility of the State: The Problem of Vengeance and Democratic Punishment Revisited or How America Should Punish.
Responsibility: Terry K. 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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