This is a 58-year old, ten-minute classroom film from Encyclopedia Brittanica, listing the warning signs of despotism. And I don't know if I've seen a more damning checklist for Bush's America.
As you watch, try imagining how this film would be received today, and the chances of it screening in most classrooms. It's a great shock to see popular progressive values as an artifact of history. But in 1946, the lobster pot of the National Security State was just warming up.
Click right and save here, or visit this page and choose from a variety of high quality formats. A big thanks to Rick Prelinger for his online video archives. Also, lots of other goodies for the viewing on this page.