Carl Popper in his
book, "The Open Society and its Enemies" wanted to find out what helped
to make totalitarian Societies. He was one of the most famous Jewish Philosophers
of this generation who wanted to make sure that people like Hitler were
Hitler, " … so that it could never happen again."
He wanted you and me to understand how these monsters get to the top and
stay there, so that it could never happen again. In short, he found that
the power possessing people of ancient times had killed Socrates for disturbing
the minds of the young and these same powers supported the writings of
Plato, who had supported the totalitarian instincts of the rulers by providing
a Philosophy which supported the "Divine Right of Kings". Plato showed
in his book "The Republic", that for a society to function "correctly",
everyone must follow orders.