Lest we Europeans feel smug about our supposed eradication of the barbarity that is capital punishment, it is worth noting that judicial killing (you cannot call it “murder” when it is legally sanctioned) is still practised in one enclave of the continent. More here, from a grieving mother.
The difference between murder and execution is supposed to be legality. When the state kills, it’s not really murder if it follows the letter of the law -- or so the conventional wisdom goes. But what do you call it when the state b... Read Post
BRUSSELS (AP) — Following the deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital, the Obama administration and European governments are talking about imposing punitive sanctions, the Kremlin has blamed the West for stirring up trouble and the pope... Read Post