Despotism: Where Do we Stand Today?

Despotism means the complete control of the means of communication and little care for the freedoms of the human person. Where do we stand today in the West in regards to both?

Despotism, is a documentary film from 1946 which lays out the principles of determining how a society can easily slip into modes of oppression, often in an incremental fashion so that curtailment of freedom seems hardly noticeable..

The analysis given in Despotism remains pertinent to this day, since Western society follows certain patterns of self-determination that seem to reoccur.

Be sure to watch the companion piece to this documentary, Democracy.