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Insurrection • Awesome “beacon of democracy” • Enlightenment values on the line • Accountability

January 9, 2021

It's the Foreign Influence Podcast, with American Bill Poorman and Dutchman Nikolaj Groeneweg, taking you on a humorously serious and seriously humorous romp through the week's international events! This time:

• Seriously, what the hell else are we going to talk about? There was an insurrection - not hard to call it an attempted coup - in the US this week by Trump supporters. Seriously 2021? We couldn't get one good week?!

• Processing the details, events, and outcomes of the insurrection. Including with the Animaniacs!

• Revolutions aren't for lightweights.

• There needs to be accountability and consequences.

• Enlightenment values themselves - liberty, equality, brotherhood, reason - are all under threat now. With authoritarian regimes ready to throw them into the dustbin of history. Good times!

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Bill & Nikolaj