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David Schaefer, PhD Biography

Professor of Political Science at Holy Cross College
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?"

“Those of us who believe that the punishment should in some since fit the crime may doubt the prospect of spending two or even more decades behind bars, with the hope of ultimate emancipation… constitutes just retribution for an act of cold-blooded murder… And in a society that doubts its right to impose the ultimate penalty on individuals who have committed the most vicious crimes against their fellow citizens, the horror against committing murder will tend inevitably to erode.”

“The Death Penalty and Its Alternatives,” The American Enterprise, Dec. 2001

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Political Science, Holy Cross College
  • Contributor, National Review Online (NRO)
  • PhD, Political Science, University of Chicago, 1971
  • AM (Artium Magister), Political Science, University of Chicago, 1967
  • BA, Cornell University
  • Full name is David Lewis Schaefer