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Future Left Podcast Ep. 57: On Police States and the Judges Dredd

Future Left Podcast Ep. 57: On Police States and the Judges Dredd

I AM THE LAW!

I AM THE LAW!

This week we're talking through Judge Dredd (1995) as well as Dredd (2012), discussing the dystopian futures of a world where police operate with no oversight and absolute impunity--can you imagine it?!? What effect does the anti-hero Judge Dredd have on his environment? Is it positive, neutral, or is it perhaps net negative? Furthermore, to the world he interacts with, is he a hero or a villain? Ultimately the questions boil down to this: Are policing institutions sufficient responses to criminals and crime?

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Future Left Podcast Ep. 58: Immigration, Sanctuary, and the Case for Open Borders

Future Left Podcast Ep. 58: Immigration, Sanctuary, and the Case for Open Borders

Future Left Podcast Ep. 56: The Survivalists of Silicon Valley

Future Left Podcast Ep. 56: The Survivalists of Silicon Valley