From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Aug 29 17:13:35 2000
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 23:18:36 -0500 (CDT)
From: Carol <email@example.com>
Subject: The slow creep of fascism
From the Progressive Review website (http://prorev.com/)
What happened was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to be governed by surprise, to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believe 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 people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security.
[A German professor describing the coming of fascism. From They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1939-1945 by Milton Mayer, a stunning and chilling account of ordinary people in extraordinary times.]