On 4/14/07, Phil Enns <phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Further afield, there is Camus' discussion in _The Rebel_ of the Russian anarchists who would immediately surrender after having done the deed. Perhaps more relevantly, there is Camus' discussion of why this practice stopped.
Or the Samurai attitude immortalized in Chushingura (The 47 Ronin), where duty requires a man who has lost his lord to remain alive until revenge is taken, after which he should, to demonstrate his nobility, take his own life. John -- John McCreery The Word Works, Ltd., Yokohama, JAPAN Tel. +81-45-314-9324 http://www.wordworks.jp/