The Affirmation of Life
The essay “Death and Justice: How Capital Punishment Affirms Life,” by Edward I. Koch, is a rather conservative outlook of the death penalty from a member of the Democratic Party. It first appeared in The New Republic, a magazine that is known for its controversial articles. In the essay, Koch effectively argues the fact that capital punishment is not only a deterrent for crime, but also affirms the sanctity of life.
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life is precious and capital punishment defends the sanctity of life, but also the fact that the greatest minds of the world and greatest political leaders of our time endorsed it. The author proves that capital punishment is a necessity to stop the murders, though even the death of a murderer is tragic.
Koch, Edward. “Death and Justice: How Capital Punishment Affirms Life.” The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing. Needham Heights: Allyn & Bacon, 2000