1967 Palo Alto high school fascism experiment becomes movie
Original post made by Simon Firth on Jan 30, 2008
PARK CITY, Utah (Hollywood Reporter) - Based on a real event from a California high school in 1967 and transposed to Germany today, "The Wave" is a cautionary tale about the roots of fascism. Seductive and horrifying at the same time, it suggests that anything is possible in today's unstable environment.
You can find more about the actual Palo Alto experience at: Web Link
and here: Web Link
on Jan 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm
We learned about this when we were students at Cubberley (way back in the olden days '79 - the last year before it closed), and this was discussed again by a college professor I had many years later.
Its a fascinating (amazing) piece of history, for people who think 'it can't happen here - we're too xxx (smart, educated, independent, etc.)
It REALLY illustrates the tangible dangers of balkanizing our community. I'd say its required reading for Palo Altans old and new.