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Zimbardo on Abu Graib and such|
|Date:||November 24th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)|| |
If people have grown up to learn that democracy and consensus are more important than individuality, then they'd be more vulnerable to peer pressure, and thus I'd expect them to succumb more readily.
Uhm, in Dutch culture, the importance of democracy is more likely to make people stubbornly individual. After all, each voice, each vote, each opinion *has* to be heard and taken seriously, otherwise you don't have democracy. So 'stick to your guns, help other people stick to their guns and find out a way to live together neighbourly' would be what's learned from the Democracy Is Important Lesson 'round these parts...
I was thinking of democracy as a social rather than a political phenomenon; i.e., you should do something because everybody agrees you should do it.