Meeting of the Minds, Episode II: A Dark and Angry God Arises
12 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2007
Date Written: February 18, 2007
In 1988, Professor Heald found a lost manuscript of Steve Allen's groundbreaking television show, "A Meeting of the Minds." In that episode, published in 6 J. of Law & Rel. 279, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Kelman, Blaise Pascal, and Richard Posner discussed the nature of law. While completing renovation of a house, possibly visited by Allen, Heald recently found another manuscript jammed on top of an old water tank. The present episode reveals a lively discussion of Columbine, the death penalty, and the nature of retribution between Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C.-65 A.D.), C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), Jerry Falwell, and Milner Ball.
Keywords: law and literature, religion, capital punishment, seneca, milner ball, c.s. lewis, columbine, retribution
JEL Classification: K42, Z00
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