There is dark speculative fiction and then there is downright pitch black. This is the latter. Author Abbi Waxman holds up a black funhouse mirror to humankind's ability to justify our most vile behavior. A thoughtful, but astonishing story about the eternal struggle to civilize what might be our fated nature. These are - The Basic Tenents of War.
Music for this episode by Kevin MacLeod :
"Simplex" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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