"Despotism" - 1946
Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?
Producer: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Questions for Writing:
1) This Britannica film was produced with help from Harold Lasswell of Yale.
2) Listen carefully to the Pledge of Allegiance in this film and discuss what you hear.
3) Is this film positive or negative propaganda? Biased or balanced?
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