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Energy Stew – Is chaos a strategy you can live with?

A recent survey showed that many people are in favor of chaos as a means of change. Kevin Arceneaux and a couple of other professors from Denmark interviewed thousands of people with questions about their attitudes of current society. It surprised them that there were so many people with extremely negative opinions who showed a “Need for Chaos”. There were also many who just wanted everything to burn down and hope to be among the few survivors. I think this shows why so many people can support bad government if they see it as self-destructive.

Kevin Arceneaux is a Political Science Professor at Temple University and his joint study about chaos was recently featured in The New York Times. This interview will look at the results of that study and the extreme discontent felt by many people who would prefer to destroy the established democratic “cosmos”. Be sure to tune in and build a better understanding of the complex opposition to the progress we’re seeking.

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