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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 05.01.07 | 19:58 (IST)

    Howdy Turk; Yes, Mr. Alon Liel who is supposedly a professor of "international relations and diplomacy" and a former Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs could have done a little more research before writing this article (he certainly has access to the information). Even my 17-year-old granddaughter could have done a better job of arguing against the death penalty. What really burns me up is Prof. Liel's claim that most democratic nations have a constitutional prohibition on capital punishment with no statistics on the subject. Both the U.K. and Israel (both democratic nations) don't even have constitutions. I suppose it would depend on which countries in the world that one considered to be "democratic" and how many of those which have laws banning the death penalty which would be interesting, but Prof. Liel (who should know) doesn't tell us that. The truth of the matter is that I've never even heard of PM Adnan Menderes of Turkey before, but I have heard of o

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