Ep. 206 Mattias Desmet on the Psychology of Totalitarianism

Our guest is Mattias Desmet, Professor of Psychology at the University and Ghent and author of The Psychology of Totalitarianism. He discusses with us the phenomenon of “mass formation” and its emergence from a background of a mechanistic ideology that has gripped the developed world over the last 300 years,


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1 Comment

  1. Paul Slobodian on 06/25/2022 at 8:56 PM

    Very interesting and provocative. I especially like the idea that a few dissenting voices can suppress/prevent the worst excesses of a group transfixed by a mass group ideology.

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