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Is it OK to punch a Nazi?

It’s the greatest moral dilemma of our time.

Punching = Bad

Nazis = Bad

So does that mean it’s alright to punch a Nazi?

This ethical quandary started floating around the Internet after infamous Neo-Nazi and professional gronk, Richard Spencer, was punched in the face during a live cross on Trump’s inauguration day.

We thought who better to answer this for us than Aussie journo and film-maker, John Safran.

Safran spent 18 months embedded with extremists of all stripes in Australia for his book Depends What You Mean By Extremist.

So if anyone knows if it’s OK to punch a Nazi, it’s Mr Safran.

About the author

Technically, Riordan writes culture, politics and sport, but 80% of his words are direct quotes stolen from The Simpsons. He promises to tweet more at @riordanl and speaks words for The Zero Thumbs Down Podcast.

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