weird louis theroux

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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…

Logically Evil

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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…

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Theroux

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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…