In this first video/documentary style podcast, I review Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s seminal work On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society. In doing so, I examine mankind’s inherent resistance to taking human life. Next, we take a look at the US Army’s discovery of this resistance and their subsequent efforts to overcome it. Finally, I examine Dave Grossman himself, his overarching thesis, and his side business, where he conditions government goons to kill reflexively.

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Show Notes:

James Corbett: WWIII Is Over (If You Want It)

Cut: Lonnie On Killing

vsmproductions: Harry Recounts Killing a German Soldier in WWII

The Christmas Truce | History

Soldiers of Conscience [2008 Film] (Affiliate Link)

Dave Grossman’s Killology

A Day With ‘Killollogy’ Police Trainer Dave Grossman by Radley Balko

The Police Trainer Who Teaches Cops to Kill | The New Yorker

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By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at www.libertyweekly.net, where he covers libertarian legal theory, noninterventionist foreign policy, Austrian economics, history, and other libertarian topics. His is a regular contributor at the Libertarian Institute at http://www.libertarianinstitute.org/patrick His work also appears on http://www.antiwar.com in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at patrick.macfarlane@libertyweekly.net

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