Fear and Power
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Power Techniques to Generate Fear in Capitalist Democracies
Fear and power are closely linked to the political and social sphere. Unlike the oppressed people, the people who have power have many advantages. Generating public fear is a common technique within the meritocracy to maintain the capitalist democracy. Rainer Mausfeld’s previous book “Silence of the Lambs. How the Power Elite and Neoliberalism Destroy Our Society” (Original title: “Warum schweigen die Lämmer?”), a brilliant and enlightening book, became a bestseller.