weird louis theroux

Weird, or just wanting? Louis Theroux is an authority on weirdness. But he says his time off from TV has made him ask whether weird is just in the eye of the beholder – “the strangest behaviours are always answering some very normal human need – for love, for religious meaning, for a place in the world”

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Logically Evil

The Drawing Board: Philotyrants, Inc. How can otherwise intelligent people be attracted to forms of politics that are patently tyrannical? I remember a similar discussion about Hitler taking place at high school with my history teacher Mr.Godfrey, and also of a recent Louis Theroux documentary about the leader of the Klu Klux Klan. If you ignore the underlying ‘tones’ of what they are saying, their arguments add up and can be followed through logically.

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Theroux

Louis Theroux, Monday nights, BBC2. Watch this man. This is the second series I have watched. Last night the programme was looking at the Boers, there desire for their own state, and what the underlying thoughts were. Very interesting, and ultimately very depressing. There are still a lot of closed minds, and isolated figures in that country. If you ever catch any repeats of his last series make sure you catch the interview with the leader of the Klu Klux Klan. As I am currently paying for the entire phone call when I use the Internet, I am using it as sparingly as possible. The adjustment (from the 24/7 unmetered access I had) has been brutal. I find myself starting …

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