Friday, August 15, 2008

understanding torture

When I first began teaching George Orwell's 1984, I had a heck of a time getting a copy of the Stanford Prison Experiment video, which makes frighteningly clear how ordinary people can become torture agents.

Now, of course, viewing is as quick and easy as a YouTube click. I won't say enjoy.


2 comments:

thehurt said...

I'd forgotten about this particular experiment...creepy. I had to look, and found that YouTube also has several videos of the Milgram Shock Experiment - same concept, just as disturbing. Both would fit well with 1984 or with a Holocaust unit.

ggratton said...

Hi thehurt, Thanks for the heads up on the Milgram shock experiment on YouTube. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLP6eg8X13s