Archive for August 31st, 2002

In Hamlet the pompous old windbag Polonius sends his son Laertes off with this speech: And these few precepts in thy memory Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them unto […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted August 31, 2002 @ 4:44 PM | Literature

I oppose capital punishment on the grounds that the worst thing the state, with its monopoly on force, can possibly do is execute an innocent person. This, however, is the only argument against capital punishment with any merit. And of all the usual arguments, the worst is that to punish a murderer with death is […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted August 31, 2002 @ 2:02 AM | General