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The only forgiveness for Treason is a bullet in the brain by a firing squad.


Posted by Will in Seattle | July 10, 2007 11:16 AM

Christ, what a terrible writer she was.

Posted by karst | July 10, 2007 11:48 AM

Forgiveness should definitely be an ideal, but it is meaningless without true contrition on the part of the perpetrator. And forgiveness does not obviate the need for justice.

I would be happy to forgive Libby if I felt he were contrite and if he demonstrated remorse by fulfilling his obligation to society in the form of serving his sentence.

Posted by D Huygens | July 10, 2007 12:46 PM

Contrite? He's a Red Bushie.

They don't even know how to SPELL contrite.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 10, 2007 1:05 PM

Exactly. Which is why he is not deserving of forgiveness.

Posted by D Huygens | July 10, 2007 2:51 PM

Arendt's first language was German. A lot of her books were written and then translated. The works she wrote in English were as good as you could expect the writing to be, and her style certainly fit in with the blocky kind of text you found in political theory of the time. Her arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. And that's good enough.

Posted by Jay | July 10, 2007 7:53 PM

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