This is a Blog post series Episode based on the Series doomed to repeat by UTKM assistant Instructor Petra Foerster. You can Listen to Episode 85 if you want to learn more about Petra and her perspective. The purpose of the series was originally to compare Petra’s experience growing up in East Germany and the Fall of the USSR and to give you perspective on some of the similarities between the authoritarian regimes of old and the directions that many governments have been trending in recently. In this episode your host Jonathan Fader discusses Authoritarianism in all its forms from communism, Fascism and yes even socialism. For the mask that Authoritarians wear is irrelevant as the end result is an oppressed and suppressed population. We must learn from the past to prevent the follies of then from happening again. The purpose of this podcast is simply to give you perspective regardless of whether or not you agree with the conclusions or sentiment as true knowledge and truth can only be found with an open mind and a willingness to change it.
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