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Why Do We Want Revenge?

In Payback: The Case for Revenge, law professor Thane Rosenbaum considers our desire for vengeance

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In the wake of horrific crimes, there is a mantra from politicians, lawyers, and victims: They don’t want revenge, they say; they just want justice. Thane Rosenbaum, a novelist, essayist, and professor at Fordham Law School, says a distinction between the two is both disingenuous and misguided. In his new book, Payback: The Case for Revenge, Rosenbaum argues that the modern American judicial system in fact needs an injection of Old-Testament-style vengeance. From the killing of Osama Bin Laden to popular films like Munich and Braveheart, Rosenbaum highlights the contradiction between our desire for vengeance and our public disavowal of that desire. In a conversation with Tablet Magazine’s Bari Weiss, he made his case. [Running time: 23:42.] 

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海外 アニメ 日本 says:

非常に美しく、非常に良い!共有していただきありがとうございます!海外 アニメ 日本

Gerald Sorin says:

How does one view this interview; there appears to be no link

    Colin Claus says:

    Under the “Vox Tablet” (in orange) under the picture, there’s a speaker icon and a play icon. Click the “play” icon to start the audio file.

HannaH43 says:

I am not a law Professor but I do not see how an eye for an eye is vengeance It justice
you can no longer be killed for stealing someone’s animal. You had to give back the animal are pay it’s worth, that is. I for I.. That is not justice. What is

paul1953 says:

But there is a distinction, revenge is my side of the coin, justice is HaShem’s. And He is the only Righteous One who can deal out Justice, (our current system while imperfect, can provide for some justice).

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Why Do We Want Revenge?

In Payback: The Case for Revenge, law professor Thane Rosenbaum considers our desire for vengeance

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