Saturday, December 23, 2006

"The Banality of Evil" for Your Viewing Pleasure

On January 3, Diane Sawyer and social-psychology professor Jerry Burger will use ABC's 20/20 as an excuse to re-enact a new, tamer version of the Milgram experiment.

The classic and questionable experiments goads participants into giving electric shocks to strangers. The result, that most people were so willing to shock strangers to possible death and beyond when a "scientist" took responsibility for their actions, is often used to explain how an entire society can become complicit in mass murder. As in Nazi Germany or even the Manson Family.

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