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"Payback: The Case for Revenge"

Revenge is a powerful motivator. It's fueled violence, war and vigilantism across human history. But this most basic impulse also makes many Americans uncomfortable, particularly with regards to our judicial system. One legal scholar argues that "justice" and "revenge" are intertwined, and victims would be better served if there was more focus on the latter. Kojo explores the complexities of the emotion, where it's appropriate and how it might be effectively deployed.

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