Nov 18, 2007

Kevin Duffy on how fear feeds the accumulation of power

Fear comes in many forms – fear of foreign attack (e.g., the Cold War and War on Terror), fear that the economy will crumble without adult supervision, fear that roads, schools and parks would not exist without government provision, fear that the exhaust from our cars will melt the polar ice caps and flood our coastal cities, and even fear that one of the two political parties poses a greater threat to our livelihoods than the other.

~ Kevin Duffy, "What Drives the Lust for Power?,", November 15, 2007

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