Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Should We Bring Back Dueling?

The last official duel in France was fought in 1967. Yes, you read it correct:) One politician called another a name during a debate and refused to take it back, and thus the duel ensued. It was filmed, and can be watched on YouTube:

It just made me wonder. Should dueling be legal? Wouldn't it be fine if politicians nowadays could be officially forced to answer for their words and deeds in a similar manner? And not only politicians, but anyone who has a habit of shooting his mouth off? What do you think? After all, it's a longstanding Western tradition, more or less:)