Feb 26, 08
Read in December, 2007
Hugo's masterful novella is no less a treatise on compassion and emotion as it is a plea for the abolition of the death penalty that was as appropriate today as it was the day it was written. Don't skip the introduction, as Hugo lays out his arguments in a rational, logical, manner. I'm considering assigning it in my graduate-level policy analysis class. My only complaint is that the book is not better known.