Category Archives: History

Robert Jay Lifton – Genocidal Mentality: Nazi Doctors and the Holocaust

The video is somewhat funky (video flashes), but the audio is fine, though slightly out of sync. The embedded version skips the introduction.

Lifton’s book, The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide can be found on-line to read.

Via Witness to an Extreme Century: Robert Jay Lifton Reflects on Decades of Work on Holocaust, Hiroshima | Democracy Now!

The Crackdown: The Global Suppression of Protest

This week the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations released a report about the crackdown on peaceful protests in democracies around the world – the tactics include excessive (sometimes deadly) police force and the criminalization of dissent. This is the introduction to the study, “Take Back the Streets,” which details cases of suppression in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Israel, Egypt, Argentina, South Africa, Kenya, and Hungary. (…)

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