Episode 14 – Narutaki Mansuke

Episode 12 – Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

This week, Isaac and Demetria make use of a tale of revenge from 1820s Japan to discuss one of the most interesting legal practices we’ve ever seen: kataki-uchi, the system of legally permitted revenge of Japan’s samurai era. Why turn revenge into something akin to getting your license renewed at the DMV? What are the rules? And what can we learn about the nature of justice from thinking about this?

Featured image: The Soga Brothers Surprising Suketsune, a 1890 woodblock by the artist Kunichika. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Episode 12 – Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

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