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On the Death Penalty

In 2005 Dave Weeden was asked the following question:

Can you name a work of non-fiction which has had a major and lasting influence on how you think about the world?

He responded:

Koestler’s Reflections on Hanging. I was probably anti-capital punishment before I read it, but far more weakly than I am now.

Very early this morning, the very same Dave Weeden sent a Tweet to my co-blogger, Michael Ezra:

Either Dave has has changed his opinion or it is appropriate that his 2005 normblog profile was published on April Fools’ Day