Why Indonesia is a Blood-Thirsty Nation

June 22, 2016

Jakarta’s support for the death penalty shows the lack of trust Indonesians have in law enforcement. The usual stereotype that tourists have of Indonesians is that they are approachable, welcoming and accepting. Anyone who reads Elizabeth Pisani’s Indonesia, etc. might think that we are a...

The Death Penalty is “Cruel and Unnecessary”

May 04, 2015

When it comes to the complex disputes surrounding capital punishment, it is important to avoid moral fallacies. It is a messy situation. After months of haggling, eight inmates sentenced to death over drug trafficking were executed by a firing squad in Indonesia on April 28. As two of the...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Report

January 28, 2014

Fair Observer's extended report of the week's events. This author has long had a fascination with lions, perhaps because Singh in Sanskrit means lion. Tragically, West African lions are facing extinction. Researchers estimate that about 400 lions are...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Roundup

January 21, 2014

Fair Observer's roundup of the week's events. This author has long had a fascination with lions, perhaps because Singh in Sanskrit means lion. Tragically, West African lions are facing extinction. Researchers estimate that about 400 lions are left...