author of Libertarianism for Beginners and writer of/speaker about many other things
Monday, March 18, 2013
Milgram, Shatner, and Travolta
You've likely heard of the infamous Milgram experiments suggesting that many people are willing to inflict pain on others so long as they are told to do so by authority figures.
What you may not know is that popular awareness of the experiments derives in part from a 1975 TV-movie called The Tenth Level starring William Shatner as Dr. Milgram and John Travolta (uncredited) as a Yale student.
Ultimately, YOU must decide what films to rent, though. I cannot absolve you of that responsibility.