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We Vanquish Terrorism When We Tap Into the Huge Reserve of Courage Within Each One of Us, and Refuse To Be Terrorized

 

“If You Are Scared, [the Terrorists]  Win. If You Refuse To Be Scared, They Lose”

January 21, 2014
WashingtonsBlog.com


Northwestern professor Peter Ludlow writes in the New York Times:

Philosophers have long noted the utility of fear to the state. Machiavelli notoriously argued that a good leader should induce fear in the populace in order to control the rabble.

Hobbes in “The Leviathan” argued that fear effectively motivates the creation of a social contract in which citizens cede their freedoms to the…

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