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Stand Your Ground law discussed on Insights

April 6, 2012

The implications of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law for civil society are discussed in the newest edition of College of Idaho Insights by history professor Steve Maughan and political economy professors Kerry Hunter and Jasper LiCalzi.

The conversation includes a discussion of the differing views of John Locke and Emma Goldman, whether individuals give up the power to police their own rights to the government, and psychologist Steven Pinker's recent book "The Better Angels of Our Nature" and declining levels of viiolence in society over time. 

College of Idaho Insights is a roundtable featuring professors discussing a wide range of issues of public interest. Watch previous episodes on the College's YouTube channel.

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