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Milgram noted that Authoritarians:

  • Have an administrative outlook instead of a moral one
  • Act on authority other than their own
  • Need hierarchy
  • Rationalize and use euphemisms to ease guilt
  • Shift responsibility upward
  • Propagandize the noble light of ideology
  • Think it is bad form to talk about what they do
  • Obey because one dares not buck the SYSTEM, as Zimbardo later termed this feature

Science has value when it predicts the future. Milgram's work did just that. Abu Ghraib and the famous Stanford Prison Experiment were to be expected, along with the Rwandan and Kosovo genocides.

Will we continue recycling history?
Or will we find new directions?

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