Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun

Peter van Uhm, head of the Dutch army, on why he chooses a gun as his instrument for shaping the world.

His argument is the need for violence to control violent men, and that this is justifyable when the violence is the monopoly of the state AND accountable to the people (independent judiciary, politicos held accountable to the people).

I agree with his reasoning, and wonder what happens when the state looses its legitimacy but does not surrender its monopoy power on weaponry.


Posted on February 13, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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