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POV | Disturbing the Universe: Excerpt | PBS In this speech that is believed to have taken place in February, 1970, William Kunstler talks about what he believes to be the "terrible myth" of organized society. He says that because people trust in the established legal system, they tend to accept outcomes without much consideration. This blind trust has given governments the opportunity to use the law to put people to death throughout history, because the "aura of legality" is a very powerful thing and "all tyrants learn that it is far better to do this thing through some semblance of legality than to do it without that pretense." POV's William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe premieres on most local PBS stations Tuesday, June 22 at 10 PM. It will also be available in its entirety online from June 23, 2010 to September 21, 2010. Be sure to log on for our live filmmaker chat directly after the east coast broadcast at 11:30 PM ET at
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