Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 28, 2001
In Reply to: "Some people talk in their sleep..."----need author posted by joy on January 26, 2001
"Some people talk in their sleep.
Lecturers talk while other people sleep"
Another by Camus:
An execution is not simply death. It is just as different
from the privation of life as a concentration camp is from prison. It
adds to death a rule, a public premeditation known to the future
victim, an organization which is itself a source of moral sufferings
more terrible than death. Capital punishment is the most premeditated
of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated, can be
compared. For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have
to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he
would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment
onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is
not encountered in private life.