Towards a Social Psychohistory

psychohistoryJan2013

For better or worse this is what I did with the last day of 2012. I guess it must look bizarre as shit but hopefully it will make some kind of sense. I wrote a Masters thesis a few years ago that touched on similar themes and would like to do a PhD on the subject at some stage.

Check this out for a little more explanation if needed: https://historicalunderbelly.wordpress.com/manufacturing-scapegoats-moral-disengagement-in-history/

“Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.” – Hermann Goering during the Nuremberg Trials.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_disengagement
• What a terrorist incident in Ancient Rome can teach us: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/30/opinion/30harris.html?pagewanted=all

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Kirov#Assassination_and_aftermath
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronstadt_rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_scare
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Terror
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_inquisition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchhunts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Mediterranean_piracy

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