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Copyright (c) 1995 Arizona Board of Regents
Arizona Law Review

SUPPLEMENTAL PAPER: THERE IS THERE THERE: DEFENDING THE DEFENSELESS WITH PROCEDURAL NATURAL LAW 1

Spring, 1995

37 Ariz. L. Rev. 285

Author

Rodney J. Blackman *

Excerpt

I. INTRODUCTION

This century has produced fruits of science and technology never before imagined. Still, whenever we humans get too self-satisfied, the horrors of the century intrude to shatter our smugness. The recitation of horrors must give pause to anyone contemplating the future of the human race who has the empathy and intelligence to process the information, even those blessed with an innate optimistic streak. There was the Nazi killing of Jews and Gypsies, Stalin's gulag, the Turkish slaughter of Armenians, Mao Tse Tung's cultural revolution in China, Idi Amin's Uganda, Nicolae Ceausescu's Romania, Pol Pot's Cambodia, the Argentine junta's street round-ups, torturing and killing, Saddem Hussein's killing of the Kurds and Shiites, the Serbian "ethnic cleansing" of Muslims, the Sudan and Rwanda. The ever expanding list sickens and numbs us. The rationalist assumption of the past that the edible fruits of human intelligence would be harnessed to produce a golden future of peace and harmony today seems the naive dream of an earlier time. For we have come to recognize the dark side of human nature that disturbs the sweet dreams of our more youthful sleep with its whispered threats of barely comprehensible destruction.

This article is written with these thoughts in mind. As a law article, it has only limited potential to deal with the seemingly insoluble problem of the destructive aspect of human nature. One area where legal scholarship can concern itself with this problem is to determine whether the concept "law" must be applied to whatever ...
 
 
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