Glass Houses

Dan Slater of the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog notes the Kremlin’s recent refusal to grant parole to former OAO Yukos CEO Michael Khodorkovsky, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence in Siberia for tax evasion and fraud.

Khodorkovsky’s conviction and prison sentence are widely viewed within the U.S. as evidence that the Russian business and judicial systems remain largely corrupt and not conducive to honest commercial investment.

Maybe so, but what does the same reasoning conclude about a system that produces barbaric injustices such as these, to name just a recent few?

People who live in glass houses .  .  .

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