How did Covid-19 capture the minds of the masses?
What led people to willingly sacrifice their freedoms and way of life?
To answer these questions we have invited Professor Mattias Desmet back to the podcast to deconstruct the underlying factors that may have led to the irrational fear-based response to Covid-19.
Whilst our previous conversation with Mattias on the ‘mass formation reached well over 1M+ people, this hotly anticipated interview takes a wider historical perspective to explore how this type of collective psychological response can lead to totalitarianism.
Mattias Desmet is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ghent University in Belgium and is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on the theory of mass formation.
He has recently published a new book The Psychology of Totalitarianism which has been described as an ‘indispensable guide to the times we live in’.
From several months ago