What can original recordings from Stanley Miligram’s famous and controversial ‘obedience to authority’ experiments tell us about cruelty and authority?
Former ISRF Fellow Deana Heath was interviewed by Suchitra Vijayan for the Polis Project. They spoke about Deana’s latest book, Colonial Terror: Torture and Violence in Colonial India.
Colonial police organisations used similar arguments to uphold their power as were heard in the trial of George Floyd’s murderer.
There is something disconcerting about the Western move to denounce the human rights records of post-colonial states.