A modern classic with a new foreword by Stanley Milgram's former teacher and friend, author Jerome S. Bruner, Obedience to Authority emerges, even on the thirtieth anniversary of its publication, as a timely book for this age of war and terrorism.

A modern classic with a new foreword by Stanley Milgram's former teacher and friend, author Jerome S. Bruner, Obedience to Authority emerges, even on the thirtieth anniversary of its publication, as a timely book for this age of war and terrorism.

Half a century ago, social scientist Stanley Milgram carried out a series of experiments. The "teacher" is told to administer electroshocks in progressively more painful degrees to the "learner." The teacher -- unaware that the learner is an actor receiving no shocks at all -- is the real focus of the study. These controversial and criticized experiments illustrate how people will obey authority regardless of consequences.

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Ha scritto il 14/03/11
This book is THE evidence of "the banality of evil" theorized by Hannah Arendt. A culture or a role that reinforces obedience can lead ordinary individuals to carry out inhumane orders.
Ha scritto il 23/02/08
I think this is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read. Worth reading, but as I said, disturbing
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