The Difference Between Obedience and Deference

Our guest this week is Pauline Kaurin. Kaurin is the Stockdale Chair in Professional Military Ethics at the US Naval War College and the author of the new book On Obedience: Contrasting Philosophies for the Military Citizenry and Community.


  • What obedience means
  • When civil disobedience is warranted
  • The difference between difference and obedience
  • The civl-mil divide
  • How to re-negotiate the social contract
  • Misreading “A Few Good Men”

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