Additional items on Cults and Totalist Systems
Please everyone watch this French news program video on Landmark Education. If you want to watch it full-screen, I think you can download it with RealPlayer:
Seventeen Suggestions for Becoming Less Vulnerable to Influence:
This is a short Youtube video - I think it's great! I'd like everyone to watch it. How to be a Cult Leader:
Here's the piece I mentioned that I wrote: Mothers in Cults:
And for those who are into some seriously heavy reading, Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism (1948) - the third part - is a very dense analysis of Hitler and Stalin's regimes that highlights many of the same structural, ideological and social-psychological issues but also draws on historical, philosophical and political science perspectives.