Tyle it is still easy to read and has relatively few items which anchor it in its period My first encounter with Clarence Darrow occurred when Kevin Spacey was playing the character at The Old Vic Theatre in London What caught my interest apart from
Spacey s mesmerising performance was a line uttered midway through the show The cause of crime is poverty ignorance s mesmerising performance was a line uttered midway through the show The
cause of crime is poverty ignorance luck and generally youth Then of crime is poverty ignorance luck and generally youth Then there I new I wanted to find out about this American lawyer Unfortunately Resist Not Evil is not as convincing as Darrow might have been in the courtroom Darrow portrays the state as an entity which only protects the interests of its rulers yet he lacks a clearly structured argument and thus also the persuasiveness of someone like Charles Tilly who beautifully compared state making to organised crime Originally published in 1903 the book also suffers from its inability to react to the thoughts of famous international relations theorists who were writing during and after the First World War and who described the use of violence in international relations in great depth In comparison Darrow s views about complete disarmament seem uite naiveWhen Resist Not Evil finally focuses on the conditions within the state Darrow promotes the idea that causes of crime are environmental that crime arises from poverty lack of opportunities the necessity to make a living While I do agree that state should focus on building better schools not better prisons another thought mentioned in the play his overall argument neglects the influence of free will and the possibility that evil might exist even within a fair societyThat being said Darrow makes a great number of interesting points He emphasises that our justice system focuses on punishing bad actions and offers no rewards for good actions He points out how nonsensical it is to imprison
A Perpetrator When It Does No Good perpetrator when it does no good his victim I think Darrow would find African justice system which focuses on restorative as opposed to retributive justice uite interesting For example after the Rwandan genocide the Gacaca courts were supposed to heal the community and help with reconciliation Darrow also claims that judging someone s life based on one action is wrong He states that law is arbitrary what s illegal in one state is not illegal in the other and what s worse even when decrees of courts are wrongful citizens will be punished for their disobedience He writes that there is no indisputable correlation between being a bad person and committing a bad action for example an inherently greedy man who inherited a fortune will never be tempted to break the law simply because of favourable circumstances He says that we should judge others not solely by the temptation to which they yielded but also by the temptation which they resistedAnd for all this and many other thoughts I am glad that I have read the boo. Rime rate and the only reason for them is vengeance and cruelty He points out that most crimes are committed against property by people who have been shut out of the economic system This reprint of Darrow's controversial assay could not be timely his ideas have lost none of their fire or relevanc.
Clarence Darrow ´ 9 SummaryA short yet powerful book on the problems of a punished based judiciary system Some parts of the book stray off into contemporary pseudoscience like phrenology but when Darrow writes about the core topic his words are always well chosen and the impact on the reader profound A great book written mainly from the anarchist branch of libertarian philosophy Though I don t agree with the proposal of essentially a no state solution what I do love about this book is the empathetic look at criminal justice and what needs to be done in order not to forget that the criminal is there as a matter of circumstance in most cases and that we should not forget their humanity Darrow even goes as far as to explore concepts of peaceful parenting and how socially reproach behaviors which will
not be conducive to producing an ideal outcome in people s personalitiesThe mainbe conducive to producing an ideal outcome in people s personalitiesThe main to Agricultural Engineering keep in mind is that this book was originally published in 1902 and there are a lot of especially psychological claims which Darrow makes that he does not substantiate with presentation of research and for that reason where Darrow delves into the psychology of things especially where improving the social situation is concerned the writing comes off as statements of idealistic desires than psychology as such None the less this is a very good read and I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in exploring non violent propositions to ending violence and crime in society But sooner or later all conduct and all life must rest on truth It s a beautiful book The unjust condition of human life is sooooo extensive that I don tnow how to receive Darrow s admonition to resist not evil Homo sapiens are violent from time to time I think we can reduce violence by following a path of justice based on love and I agree that the disorganized vicious would be far less powerful than the organized vicious There s a very high percentage
of truth about the nature of the violence upon which nation states rest Punishment to terrorize men fromtruth about the nature of the violence upon which nation states rest Punishment to terrorize men from human order is like the threat of hell to terrorize souls into obedience to the law of God We can reduce the degree of institutional terror in society by supporting the value of
Every Life Through Love Educationlife through love education art anti racism healthy food healthy environments and healthy care for our bodies and minds We can t eradicate terror or hell Nature provides hell and terror through disease catastrophe and death We don t have to add to it through social and economic ineuality and injustice Darrow s closing sentence is true No human soul can be rightly reached except through charity humanity and love If you are into philosophy and especially the follower of peaceful resistance this is your book Written in a clear language intelligent and full of forgiveness towards human I really can t praise it enough one needs to read it Unfo In the From the far reaches of the human mind come these tales of unrestrained anti authoritarianism No government no leaders no authority no rules and complete freedom of action Egoism solipsism anarchism and other heresies now revealed to corrupt your mind Clarence Darrow is best nown for defending Ast I haven t written reviews of especially short books but this one I enjoyed a great deal and had to write about itFor those unaware Darrow is the lawyer that defended Scopes and Sweet in the infamous Monkey trial and he also defended infamous at the time thrill illers Leopold and Loeb Needless to say Darrow had a great deal of experience with the law with the State and with criminals or at least criminals according to the State Darrow writes with fierce condemnation of the State and then goes on to chastise the criminal justice system that it employs It is refreshing to see a book especially one from the early 1900 s that speaks against our absurd and futile form of retribution we
CALL JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY ANDjustice in this country and that many have called justice throughout time Throughout the book Darrow notes how Thought provoking to be sure but ultimately I disagree with Darrow s conclusionsWhile the criminal justice system is indisputably broken I think Darrow errs in ascribing the causes of crime to being purely environmental and I especially disagree with his conception of criminal behavior as a disease He denies the role of free will reducing men to nothing than the product of
their environments not as the thinking acting purpose driven beings they are Having a poor upbringing or living in aenvironments not as the thinking acting purpose driven beings they are Having a poor upbringing or living in a environment do not cause crime they just change the incentivesDarrow s commitment to non violence is mostly admirable but like Gandhi he goes too far denying that violence is acceptable even in self defense or to stop someone from committing a heinous act I wish he had gone into specifics about his theory of criminal justice For example how would he deal with a rampaging serial iller who showed no signs of remorse This book gives the impression that he would simply give the man a hug and hope for the best hardly an acceptable course of action in my view In fact Darrow never talks about the victims of violent crimes expressing sympathy only for the criminals themselvesSending non violent offenders to prison in order to pay their debt to society serves no useful purpose but neither does allowing murderers and rapists to roam free with no conseuences for their actions This book s title comes from Matthew 539 and goes on to advice turning the other cheek In this small book by Clarence Darrow he expands on his philosophy of non violence and his concerns about the legal system He argues that the state is formed in violence and is thus inevitably corrupt and he argues skilfully against capital punishment and imprisonmentHis proposal that the legal system has little to offer in the search or application of justice is well made and his swiftian arguments against the deterrent effects of capital punishment are clever and accurate A modest proposal for the most gory and public punishments for the encouragement of the othersAlthough dated in its He right to teach evolution in the Scopes trial Not so well nown is his lifetime of service on behalf of victims of government persecution In Resist Not Evil Darrow presents a convincing case for abolishing the criminal justice system Darrow argues that neither punishment nor prison reduce the .