Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Dostoyevsky was not quite right.

 “A society should be judged not by how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals.”

 "The degree of civilisation in a society can be judged by entering its prisons." (from The House of the Dead)

NO - a society should also and equally be judged by the proportion of its population committed to prison.

It is only civilised societies which have prisons.

Vindictiveness is the father of cruelty.


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