Question about Punishment - Allen Stairs responds

Recently, Indonesia executed several people, mostly foreigners, for drug trafficking. This has been justified on at least two grounds: 1) Countries have diffferent norms and political cultures, and
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Recently, Indonesia executed several people, mostly foreigners, for drug trafficking. This has been justified on at least two grounds: 1) Countries have diffferent norms and political cultures, and it's (Western) arrogance to tell them their way of doing things is wrong. 2) The executed knew the risk they were taking and the consequences of breaking another nation's laws, therefore, they got what they deserved and have only themselves to blame. Any comments? Thanks. Response from: Allen Stairs Two comments.The first is that if you have a good reason to think something is wrong, then the fact that it's happening in another country or culture isn't a reason not to say so. I'm happy to put the shoe on the other foot. If there are practices in my country that someone from a different culture has reason to think are wrong (and I'm sure there are), I wouldn't think a person from that culture was arrogant if they criticized my country. I agree that there are legitimate questions about. . .

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