[Ads-l] NYT Book Review

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 24 04:18:20 UTC 2015


There are more than 2.2 million people now confined in American prisons and
jails, and yet, in [the author's] view, the criminal justice system is not
only“oppressive” but also “inadequate.”

"And yet"?! How does the fact that there are more than 2.2 million people
now confined in American prisons and jails contradict the claim that the
criminal justice system is not only“oppressive” but also “inadequate”?

OTOH, props to the writer for using "but *also*" and not merely "but."
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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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