Cain killed Abel. Brutus stabbed Caesar. Medea killed her sons. Since the dawn of time, violence has been understand as a powerful political and social mechanism. When all other forms of power are in the hands of your enemy, recourse to force can be the only way to get things done. But is political violence ever truly justified? Should we place our faith in democratic processes, even when they seem to have failed us? As citizens in Hong Kong protest the encroachment of Chinese policy, the Hist joins a long line of political and social thinkers in asking a fundamental question at the heart of the political state: should violent protests be condemned, or supported?
Join some of the Hist's best orators from the last 60 years, for a rhetorical display touching on one of our most urgent motions yet.
The GMB. 7.30 PM. Leave your weapons at the door.
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