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POV | Disturbing the Universe: Excerpt | PBS

Duration: 02:21
Program: POV #2302
Broadcast Date: Jun. 22, 2010

In this speech that is believed to have taken place in February, 1970, William Kunstler talks about what he believes to be the "terrible myth" of organized society. He says that because people trust in the established legal system, they tend to accept outcomes without much consideration. This blind trust has given governments the opportunity to use the law to put people to death throughout history, because the "aura of legality" is a very powerful thing and "all tyrants learn that it is far better to do this thing through some semblance of legality than to do it without that pretense."

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Post Date: June 21, 2010