“Despotism” (video)

Thanks to Twitter friend @PhoinixArt, I was pointed to this fascinating 1946 film from the Encyclopedia Britannica on “Despotism.”


There’s an obvious Hitler and Stalin connection, especially given the times, but if you look and listen carefully, the points are both general and valid. And some of the images and references are local (U.S.-based). This isn’t propaganda, not at the core anyway.

Watch; I found it fascinating.

You could actually measure today’s America by those standards and get a pretty accurate result — not a pretty one, but an accurate one.


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