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John Whitehead – Does Fear Lead to Fascism? A Culture of Fear and the Epigenetics of Terror

America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions.The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other. Normally mild-mannered individuals caught up in the throes of this disease have been transformed into belligerent zealots, while others inclined to pacifism have taken to stockpiling weapons and practicing defensive drills. This …

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America’s Got War : Poverty, Drugs, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terror, or How to Make War on Everything By William J. Astore

War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war mentality takes over, it chooses the weapons and tactics for you.  It limits the terms of debate before you even begin. It answers questions before they’re even asked. When …