Founder of Veterans For Responsible Leadership, ex Navy Seal, and medical doctor.
About Dan Barkhuff, M.D.
Dan Barkhuff is an Emergency Medicine physician, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, and an ex-Navy SEAL with 8 years of service and combat deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa. He is the founder of Veterans For Responsible Leadership.
Radicalization takes time, but the initial challenge of finding the freakshow of preppers, anti-government militias, and racists online is a part of the appeal. It bathes the insecure and pathetic in the dopamine of specialness and danger: the danger of “Antifa,” the danger of “communists,” and the “deep state.”
Putin wrongly believed Trump had made America and NATO weaker and seized the moment to invade Ukraine. Dan Barkhuff writes Putin's miscalculation has united democracies around the world against Russia's criminal invasion and morally indefensible war.
We as a society must honestly ask ourselves how we deal with the danger of a generation of lost men infatuated with violence and lacking the judgment to know when to use it, who are being actively recruited to commit violence against fellow citizens.