07 March 2006


Via Monkeyboy's Linkblog, I learn of an incredibly fascinating video of an Encyclopedia Brittanica film made in 1946: Despotism & Democracy. If you can get over a bit of dated stiff earnestness, it's actually a good little work of pro-democratic propaganda in the best sense. And you can see how baby boomers would grow up to support the Civil Rights Movement if they were really showing this stuff to them in classrooms as kids.

It's also ... ah ... timely.

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