crime and “punishment”

Interesting idea.

I like the point that the prosecutor was trying to make in teaching respect for historic sites as educational tools and not party locales. I think this story could open up some interesting discussion about the power of knowledge in the face of a society sliding into the carnal abyss (do I sound like an old person there?). How much more worth can “knowing” give people? Can understanding/taking part in art provide a vehicle/freedom from a life of (self) destruction? Or is it just forcing something like poetry onto kids to make ourselves feel effective?

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~ by hannahcsykes on June 3, 2008.

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