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The Roots of Evil…

One of the interesting books I studied in prison was Christopher Hibbert’s, The Roots of Evil:  A Social History of Crime & Punishment, 1963.

Knowing history is critical to understanding today’s reality and how to change it.  Here, I quote a few references from this remarkable book.  It will become apparent from where today’s laws are derived and how far we have yet to travel…bearing in mind that these laws were enacted against real people who had to serve real punishments…  In the interests of space and modern usage, I’ve edited the quotes: more…