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#16A CULTURE OF FEAR

I view society, to some extent, as threatening my security and well-being—so I take precautions to minimize risks.  I often ask “Will someone hurt me if I do this?” Far from wanting to interact with and trust them, I generally fear strangers, especially those who seem clearly different.  I lock the door to my house at night. I own a gun to protect myself and loved ones should the need arise.  I try to align myself with those who have power.  I believe those who break laws should expect harsh punishment—especially if they are poor or powerless.

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Fear

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gun ownership 

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More to Explore --Worldview Theme #16A: Culture of Fear  

Worldview Watch issue #15, posted 1/23/2011 Guns, the Tea Party and the U.S. Constitution
“Evangelicals Are Supporting Trump Out of Fear, Not Faith”  by David French  (oped from Time June 27 2019)
Guns from the United States are flooding Latin America (article from The Economist May 25 2019)

"An Era Defined by Fear" by David Brooks  (oped column in NY Times Apr 30, 2019)

"They fear being deported. But 2.9 million immigrants must check in with ICE anyway." by Michael E. Miller (in The Washington Post  April 25 2019)

"Russia: The Uses of Fear" (article from The Economist April 6 2019)
“Guns in America” (Time cover story  Nov 5 2018)
"'I live in fear': under Trump, life for America's immigrants can change in a flash" by Amanda Holpuch (story in The Guardian Oct 18 2018)

“Do You Have A Culture Of Fear? Three Questions To Ask” by Louis Efron  (article in Forbes Sept 25 2017)

“Why Americans Are More Afraid Than They Used to Be” by Lily Rothman (article in Time Jan 2016)
The Monarchy of Fear by Martha Nussbaum  (more on this book from publisher)

Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America by Ben Shapiro (National Review July 2013 interview with author)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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