"The punishment of death
is the war of a nation against a citizen
whose destruction it judges
to be necessary or useful."
by:
Cesare Beccaria
(1735-1794) [Bonesana, Marchese di] Italian nobleman, criminologist, and penal reformer
Source:
On Crimes and Punishments, 1764
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I love Cesare Beccaria. His philosophy on crime and punishment is the most inspiring work of all time.
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    Nice.
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    So bad! IT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE LOLOL?
     -- Peter Sihn, San Francisco     
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     -- Al, DC      
    Stalin / Lenin, Mao, Hitler were all prime personal examples of policy within their particular forms of socialism that illustrates the quote's accuracy. I am personally aware of the occupying statist infesting this land's implementation of the quote's subject matter. Such practice has been tied to certain political leaders of today who act as privateers. The subject matter may also be expanded to include such incidences as Epstein and Soleimani.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- E Archer, NYC      
     
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