Are People Who Commit Atrocities Proud Of Them?

(Telegraph) Nazis weren’t just following orders but ‘took pride’ in atrocities

5:24PM GMT 21 Nov 2012

A new study suggests that those who carry out atrocities, like Nazi concentration camp guards, weren’t just following orders but actively enjoyed their work.

A new study has shown that terrible acts involve not just obedience, but enthusiasm too.

The scientific paper – jointly authored by by a Scottish university professor – challenges a long-held belief that human beings harm others because they are programmed to obey orders.

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