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February 12, 2007

The Nazis -- A Warning From Amazon Unbox

1. Go read Digby's post "Revenge of the Republican Geeks" about the new New Yorker profile of Joel Surnow, co-creator of 24.

2. Go to the page for the documentary The Nazis—A Warning from History

3. Read the product description:

How could a political party as fundamentally evil and overtly racist as the Nazis come to power? This remains one of the most enigmatic questions of the last century. Acclaimed historian Laurence Rees examines what led a cultured nation at the heart of Europe to commit the atrocities it did. In so doing, he exposes popular myths and encourages understanding of the real forces that led to one of the darkest chapters in modern history. Was it simply the hypnotic power of Hitler's rhetoric? Did the Gestapo really impose themselves by terror on an unwilling population? Through interviews with witnesses and perpetrators, along with archive film and records, this six-part series unveils a more chilling reality.

4. Read this review:

This series is very good a zeroing in on individual Nazis to show how ordinary people did terrible things within the framework of the larger state. It also does an excellent job of explaining the Nazi world view. It pays well deserved attention to the importance Hitler placed on "art" and culture as well as the way in which social darwinism was twisted into a culture of lawlessness where the strong were encouraged to exploit, if not destroy, the weak.

5. Look at the Amazon ad on the same page for their Unbox feature, which lets you buy movies via download.

See how it says "Buy the DVD and get a FREE TV show"?

See what TV show they use to illustrate this?

6. Enjoy a dark, fear-filled chuckle

Posted at February 12, 2007 04:08 AM | TrackBack

I met a conservative who told me that he supported the Iraq war because of the fact that he "had been there" before, and to him, it was called "the public school system".

Yessir, the Republican geek label is as true as it comes.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at February 12, 2007 12:45 PM


Posted by: Mike Meyer at February 12, 2007 01:53 PM