Culture as a Map

It is significant that “culture” is sometimes described as a map; it is the analogy which occurs to an outsider who has to find his way around in a foreign landscape and who compensates for his lack of practical mastery, the prerogative of the native, by the use of a model of all possible routes. […]

U.S. bans juvenile executions

It’s nice to join the international community on occasion: Supreme Court Abolishes Juvenile Death Penalty Some interesting snippets from the ruling include: Neither retribution nor deterrence provides adequate justification for imposing the death penalty on juvenile offenders, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the 25-page opinion. “It is proper that we acknowledge the overwhelming weight of […]