I just discovered this but his thoughts remain relevant today. Which speaks of our progress or lack thereof.
If every year we have more death sentences, how can you say death sentence is a deterrent? If it were, there should be less death sentences.
You talk of Asian values. I only know two Asian values and, I wish someone would really pinpoint them instead of pontificating ponderously in humbug and hypocrisy.
I’d like them to also understand that justice is a meld of law and humanity. Law and humanity; decency in concepts; if we administer law by the soulless logic of the computer, we aren’t on our road to progress.
For me, the punishment must not fit the crime, the punishment must fit the criminal and the punishment must fit the needs of society.
Our society has no soul, no passion, no real intellect. No civility. Too true. But, hang on, we can mandate these into being! Anyone for a Get Soul Movement?