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“When a man becomes weak enough to accept a bribe, he’s already a dying man.”—Gilda, 1946
This is the audio version of my print report, The Dying Men, which shows historic examples of how authoritarians attack truth tellers through the use of lawfare. My goal is to expose those in the US using the same tactics to silence critics by bringing frivolous lawsuits.
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