Nov 21, 2021 • 8M

Lesson 7. Be reflective if you must be armed (podcast).

On Tyranny, updated for the 2020s.

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Timothy Snyder
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Lesson 7. “If you carry a weapon in public service, may God bless you and keep you. But know that evils of the past involved policemen and soldiers finding themselves, one day, doing irregular things. Be ready to say no.”

In the podcast, I go into greater depth about the sources of this lesson: the mass atrocities carried out by German policemen and soldiers during the Second World War. I also spend some time on what might help all of us to be more reflective about the past and present.