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HOW THE WEST LOST ITS FAITH IN HUMANITY AND STARTED TO BELIEVE IN FEAR

In the culture of fear, there is a single value we all buy into – the sacralization of safety, as something becoming an end in itself. We can see this in the unprecedented willingness of people to quarantine themselves
Tekst dostępny jest również w języku polskim In your famous book “How Fear Works” you have stated that since the 1990s the world has been under a strong and increasing influence the culture of fear. What is the culture of fear? The culture of fear does not necessarily mean that people fear more than ever before, because you can never compare different stages of history. But what I mean by that is that we certainly talk a lot more about fear. And we are told that we need to fear a lot more things than ever before. One of the consequences of this is that we've internalized fear as a form of normal behaviour. I’ll give you a current example....

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British sociologist, publicist, professor emeritus at the University of Kent. He specializes in the sociology of fear and education. Author of such books as "The Politics of Fear. Beyond Left and Right (2005) and How Fear Works. Culture of Fear in the 21st Century"(2018).

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