By Uli Linke, Danielle Taana Smith
In Cultures of worry, a very world-class line up of students discover how governments use worry which will regulate their voters. The "social agreement" supplies sleek states accountability for the protection in their voters, yet this assortment argues that governments usually nurture a tradition of worry inside their contries. whilst individuals are terrified of "terrorist" threats, or "alarming rises" in violent crime they're likely to settle for oppressive legislation from their rulers. Cultures of worry is and interdisciplinary reader for college students of anthropology and politics. members comprise Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Zizek, Jean Baudrillard, Catharine MacKinnon, Neil Smith, Cynthia Enloe, David L. Altheide, Cynthia Cockburn and Carolyn Nordstrum.
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The political discourse of fear was to create a docile population that could be seduced into obedience by the state’s illusory promise of protection, food, and collective survival after a catastrophic war. ” Masco shows that the management of fear remains a central tool of the contemporary national security state. His research demonstrates that the atomic bomb, as a weapon of mass destruction, plays a primary role in the United States as a means of militarizing everyday life and, ultimately, justifying an agenda of war.
That’s one of the reasons why the FBI has never been able to figure out what’s going on in any of the popular movements. And other intelligence agencies are the same. They can’t. That’s leaderless resistance or affinity groups, and decentralized networks are extremely hard to penetrate. And it’s quite possible that they just don’t know. When Osama bin Laden claims he wasn’t involved, that’s entirely possible. In fact, it’s pretty hard to imagine how a guy in a cave in Afghanistan, who doesn’t even have a radio or a telephone, could have planned a highly sophisticated operation like that.
And this was not pistols. This was jet planes, tanks, military training, and so on. And it stayed high as the atrocities escalated through the 1990s. Aid followed it. The peak year was 1997. In 1997, US military aid to Turkey was more than that in the entire period 1950 to 1983, that is the Cold War period, which is an indication of how much the Cold War has affected policy. And the results were awesome. This led to two to three million refugees. Some of the worst ethnic cleansing of the late 1990s.
Cultures of Fear: A Critical Reader (Anthropology, Culture and Society) by Uli Linke, Danielle Taana Smith