Crime for Me, Punishment for You

‘You cannot simultaneously choose crime for yourself and punishment for others. You must open the prison gates or give an impossible proof of your own innocence.’

– Albert Camus The Rebel, 36.

Clearly you can have both. The point however is that there is a contradiction. George W. Bush was certainly one to revel in this contradiction, and no doubt Obama will be drawn into it; though I suspect he will be less comfortable with it.

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Albert Camus, The Rebel

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