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More about the collapse of the American Criminal Justice System

Summary:  A follow-up to yesterday’s post, here we see a wide range of articles about the deep rot of America’s criminal justice system.  It’s a shameful travesty of justice, especially for a nation that prided itself as the shining city on the hill.  Now we have fallen far below the standards of other developed nations.  Only our …

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Being a third world nation is a state of mind, as we will learn (about prison rape)

Summary:  Being a Third World nation is largely a state of mind.  The distinguishing characteristic of a First World Nation (a civilized society) is that the people (leaders and citizens) respect their laws. That’s disappearing in America.  Here we look at one small aspect of that:  how we treat our prisoners.  Links to the vast literature describing …

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Nixon declared war on drugs, a major investment of America in itself – but one that’s gone bad

This is the next in a series began with Looking in the mirror tells our future.  How has American invested in its future?   What are the major investments the government has made in America, following the long tradition of canals, railroads, the Civil War, highways, and Apollo?  This series looks at the 4 big investments of modern America.  …

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An opportunity to look in the mirror, to more clearly see America

Two of the most valuable magazines I read are the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books.  They give me a breath of view that I’d never have otherwise, with analysis of books I’d love to read but never will find the time to do so. Here’s an example, important information …

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