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Is Harsh Punishment for Crime Always Right?

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Anthony Lorenzo

If punishment must be justified, and it must, it should be done so on the basis that morality is being restored. It is morally right and beneficial to society that people cannot get away with wrongdoing. To ensure people do not want to do wrong, weight must be given to making sure the punishment is justified on the grounds that the offender benefits to. Since deterrence did not stop them committing a crime in the first place, what would? A more moral and liberal system of punishment, surely?

Science and Reality - Is Science Really Real?

Tony Sobrado | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Tony Sobrado

We live in a world where science prevails. After all who would argue with it, science has given us computers and planes. On the path to reality many o...

Beethoven and Barenboim at the BBC Proms

Neil Simpson | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

Kenneth Clark once noted that he could not describe 'civilisation' - but he knew it when he saw it. With Beethoven's fifth, sixth and ninth symphonies, I wouldn't attempt to form any description of what human civilisation is or represents - but I know it when I hear it.