How to destroy a nation with asymmetric power

“Reducing the citizenry to a frightened puddle of passivity, hysteria and a child-like expectation of Absolute Safety is irrevocable and far more consequential than any specific new laws. Fear is always the enabling force of authoritarianism: the desire to vest unlimited power in political authority in exchange for promises of protection.” –a reader of Andrew Sullivan’s blog speaks about the dangers of our nanny state reaction to the threat of terrorism, as driven by neoconservatives and neofascists http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/01/quote.html

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