Why Is ‘Les Miserables’ So Popular in the Nation With the Most Brutal Criminal Justice System in the World?

Frederic March as JeanValjean in 1935’s Les Miserables Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables was published in 1862. The French historical novel about a system of law designed to break men, not protect society, has been hugely popular ever since. A 1935 movie version was the first of many adaptations for both television and the big screen,Continue reading “Why Is ‘Les Miserables’ So Popular in the Nation With the Most Brutal Criminal Justice System in the World?”

She’ll Care When You Care

Here is another thoughtful post courtesy of Notes from the Handbasket: She tells us, “I’ll care when you care.” Kate Mest, at Living as a Spouse of an Inmate, talks about current controversies about civil rights — how to protect citizens from Ebola without violating their right to travel freely, and how to prevent gunContinue reading “She’ll Care When You Care”