So as if HBO's Chernobyl wasn't enough to make me want to fling myself out of a window, I decided to listen to the Dr. Death podcast on a drive this past weekend and 😱😱😱 I highly recommend as a way of understanding our times 1/
It reveals how malignant narcissm (and in this case potential sociopathy), combined with great power and position of trust, combined with a system that disincentivizes accountability, can result in significant harm to the people the system should protect 2/
And for legal nerds, the difficult legal ?s that arise when people we entrust to uphold their oaths -- and to whom we give great latitude to perform their duties w/o undue second-guessing and intrusion -- cross the line of criminality and should be accountable...sound familiar?
P.S. There is also a hopeful and heartening thread about the important role of truth-tellers in today's society, who have a strong moral compass and continue to take action even when there are roadblocks and they are told to stand down
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