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Quotation by Claude Lévi-Strauss
Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908), French anthropologist. Tristes Tropiques, ch. 38 (1955).
Commenting on the system of justice.
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