#里茲螞蟻批判性思考寫作專欄 #Alex專欄 #外師每週精選閱讀
No legal or political system is immune to corruption, but are there certain types which are more prone to being gamed by criminals? Conversely, are there legal or political systems which have more robust checks and balances? In Taiwan for many years already, calls for the introduction of juries into the legal system have been increasing in the hope that it could address two of the perceived weakest links – corruptible judges and a complete lack of citizen participation in the judicial process. Although no progress has been made towards the implementation of a jury system in Taiwan, the plans for a lay judge system similar to the one Japan introduced in 2009 are one form of judicial reform that could be hailed as some form of progress.
On the other hand, if, as cases like this suggest, systemic corruption and organised crime are as heavily entrenched in society in Taiwan as they have become in Japan, surely there is a pressing need for a more comprehensive overhaul of the legal system. A great advantage that Taiwan has over Japan in this respect is that there is not an anachronistic political system ruled over by an emperor (allegedly) descended from heaven underlying the legal system, so there is potentially more leeway in rewriting the outdated constitution. Then again, there are also extremely low rates of petty and street crime in Japan compared with Taiwan. In addition, Japan is a much more racially and politically homogenous society, despite its much larger population. Ultimately, Taiwan needs to find its own way out of this morass of organised crime and corruption of the judiciary, or else these parasites will continue to prevent it from really reaching its potential.
上面的貼文內容是我們的實力派外師Alex，針對每週一篇英文文章閱讀後，親自寫出的批判性思考文（不是copy & paste的東西啊）。旨在讓同學知道如何用不同的角度來讀文章。你可以選擇先讀Alex寫的批判文，也可以選擇先讀本次的英文文章連結，但最好兩處都要閱讀才能達到最好的效果。
Alex是我們的御用老師，每週都會幫梅姨、托托、慕華上英文課。目前星期一晚上有開一班 #里茲螞蟻外師應用英文課程 ，程度高級，充滿知識性與深度。有開放單次付費上課。若你想學習用英文來深度探討各項主題，check it out！