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Manufacturing fear as a political tool

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2023) Manufacturing fear as a political tool. New Age. p. 9.

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Fear is an instinctual, automatic response to the proximity of dangers and (socio-political) threats. While it is true that it can never be completely eliminated from the hearts and minds of human beings, there are instances of the heightened atmosphere of fear created by dictatorships and authoritarian rulers. Certain governments and other agents manufacture fear to ride to, and remain in, power and to pursue their evil ends. The impact of fear on individuals is pernicious, searing and life-sapping. Unanticipated dangers are one-time happenings, but fear is a long-term experience that forces individuals to adopt strategies of withdrawal and avoidance. Its victims shrink and retreat from many normal activities and face an uphill battle to fit in and make the most of their potential. As a powerful de-motivator, fear kills freedom, confidence and the spirit of human dignity.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF20 Political institutions and public administration
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 09:46
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 09:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103353

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