Infamous Study of Humanity's "Dark Side" May Show How to Keep It at Bay

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In 1961, with memories of Holocaust atrocities and the prosecution of Nazi officials at Nuremburg still fresh, psychologist Stanley Milgram undertook a series of now infamous experiments on obedience and reprehensible behavior. But Milgram divided his subjects into just two categories: obedient or disobedient. After examining the experiences of more than 100 of Milgram's participants, a modern day graduate student in sociology sees a great deal...

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