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on 20 September 1997
Mr. Spence takes a long and indepth look at the ills of the American justice system. He, much like Socrates, asks the question, "What is justice?" And like Socrates, fails to find an adequate answer. This is especially true, he finds, when it comes to large corporations committing crimes. He notes that even though some corporations commit crimes that would put a person behind bars for the rest of his life, they are let off with only minimal fines and a proverbial "slap on the wrist."
This book is a real eye opener for anyone who has never considered what their position is compared to the social elite of this country. Spence does, however, offer many solutions to the ills that affect our nation. So, if nothing else, one would get a view from the "other side" of the American justice system. It really makes you think.
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on 16 May 1999
Mr. Spence comes out of the gate with a rush to explain what the ills of the nation are, dwells and repeats himself for chapters on the contamination of our justice system by the Super Corps and government, suggests ways in which the system could be reborn with new character, mentions some starry-eyed paths to controlling the corporate giants and governmental agencies, then comes down the backstretch suggesting that the answer lies in more lawyers! Perhaps he should have remembered his quote of Willie Shakespeare as to the proper way to rid ourselves of lawyers. Gerry certainly gives the impression that America needs a good shaking out, but that only lawyers are capable of overseeing that restructuring. So we go, from square one back to square one.
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