Witch hunt

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A witch-hunt, then:

In these trials nobody is allowed a lawyer or any means of fair defense, for witchcraft is reckoned an exceptional crime, and whoever ventures to defend the prisoner falls himself under suspicion of witchcraft--as well as those who dare to utter a protest in these cases and to urge the judges to exercise prudence, for they are forthwith labeled supporters of witchcraft.
Thus everybody keeps quiet for fear.

from Friedrich von Spee (von SPAY), Cautio Criminalis (1631), trans. Rossell Hope Robbins

A witch-hunt, now:


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