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RFK Ep 109: How the world's favourite Batman story is written to condone fascism

"Tonight I am the law," Batman proclaims in the fan-favourite comic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. It's but one of the fascistic actions the Caped Crusader takes over the course of Frank Miller's epic. But if Miller's Batman is an authoritarian, why is the book so popular today? Matt Rea, a communications strategist at the University of Alberta, tells Justin how Miller creates a Gotham City that permits and condones a fascist hero.

RFK airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. This episode was edited by Mitchell Thompson with mixing by Justin Chandler.

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