Tag Archives: Adolf Hitler

Hitler and the Reichstag Fire

On 27 February 1933, pedestrians near the Reichstag heard the sound of breaking glass and witnessed flames erupting from the German parliament building. It took fire fighters several hours to extinguish the fire, which ultimately destroyed the debating chamber and … Continue reading

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The Milgram Experiment

In everyday situations, we are apparently inclined to obey orders because we believe we will be rewarded for it or because we wish to avoid the negative consequences of disobeying or simply because we believe in the legitimacy of authority … Continue reading

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Are we getting addicted to state control?

MPs are set to vote later today on whether to back a ban on smoking in cars when children are present. And so the nanny state strikes again! Why are they even having such a debate? We should not stand … Continue reading

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I decline the Nobel Peace Prize!

“I don’t want to join a club that will accept me as a member.” (Groucho Marx) The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of six decades of work dedicated to advancing peace in Europe. While … Continue reading

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Trust me, I’m a doctor/president/news anchor/etc!

“If you are the big, big tree, we are the small axe.” Bob Marley In 2006, Barack Obama delivered a policy speech at the University of Nairobi. He told students: “If the people cannot trust their government to do the … Continue reading

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