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Podcast: 'The Just Riot?' with Avia Pasternak 

22 March 2017

Avia Podcast

Philosophers have justified wars - so why not justify the much lower level violence of a riot? If people have a just cause, why should they not retaliate against public property? Perhaps a racial minority has suffered violent discrimination - a riot might be the most viable way to draw attention to their plight. Avia Pasternak argues that a riot can be "proportional" and that we should judge riotors in the light of their cause.

You can listen to the podcast by Dr Avia Pasternak here.