Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Despotism - 1946.....Or In Your Neighborhood Very Soon?

This is a public domain film made in 1946 by Encyclopedia Britannica Films and is well worth watching. Obviously after world war two people were very interested in this subject and for good reason. Or did you think they mention Hitler and Germany just by coincidence?

I think it is fairly obvious to many people that there is something very troubling, you could say, going on with the conservative movement in the U.S. today. Bob Altemeyer has done a lot of research on the subject of RWA's or Right Wing Authoritarians and has published a book about it online here if you wish to read it. John Dean used his research as the basis for his book Conservatives Without Conscience.

I highly recommend both books.