Episode 80: The Right to Disloyalty

I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
— Aeschylus, Ancient Greek Dramatist
Though those that are betrayed do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor stands in the worst case of woe.
— William Shakespeare

In a world where causes and sincerity are increasingly valued, we are very quick to label those who come to stand against as "traitors". Despite our language of simple dichotomies, between heroes and traitors, loyalty and betrayal, these ideas are more complex than they might appear. Can the individual offer their loyalty to more than one cause? Does the concept of loyalty allow for natural and inevitable human growth and change? This week we welcome Gabe Brison-Trezise to discuss some of these nuances and to explore their implications in our lives and the decisions we make.

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