A Brutal Sadness: Capital Punishment and the Politics of Vengeance by D. Patrick Miller
Approx. 5,230 words.
Published on June 4, 2009.
A meditation on the root attitudes behind justice and vengeance, using contrasting examples of capital punishment and successful rehabilitation of convicted murders for perspective. This is the fourth in a series of "6 Miracle Essays" originally published by THE SUN magazine.