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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: Is History Repeating Itself?

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"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if he people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with _____, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

"This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter."

http://www.thirdreich.net/thought_they_were_free.html a site for this book

From Milton Meyers' famous book, They Thought They Were Free, interviews with those who lived through 1933 to 1945 in Germany. We all know the name in the blank space. It is the book that hoped to help prevent this from occurring again....few have heard of it. Send this link along, please.
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