A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays by Marc Bookman

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Thu, 01/20/2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays by Marc Bookman
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"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy." -- Martin Luther King

On today's episode, we welcome Marc Bookman, author of the new book A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays from The New Press.

With a voice that is both literary and journalistic, Bookman, a veteran capital defense lawyer and seven-times Best American Essays notable author, exposes the dark absurdities and fatal inanities that undermine the logic of the death penalty, wherever it exists.

Author photo by Sarah Miller Photography

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