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The Masterpiece

Many French Want the Guillotine Back

Poll suggests majority favor death penalty

Image by Philipp Falkenhagen from Pixabay

Today it is forty years since the French National Assembly first voted to end the death penalty. It was a controversial decision at the time and, four decades later, the matter still causes controversy in this country.

At the time of capital punishment’s abolition, the French were still using the…




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Mike Alexander

Mike Alexander

France based freelance writer with a passion for the environment and quirky cultural history.

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