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The politics of fear: How fear goes tribal, allowing us to be manipulated
- Fear is arguably as old as life.
It is deeply ingrained in the living organisms that have survived extinction through billions of years of evolution.
- Arash Javanbakht
- The Conversation
Its roots are deep in our core psychological and biological being, and it is one of our most intimate feelings.
Danger and war are as old as human history, and so are politics and religion.
Demagogues have always used fear for intimidation of the subordinates or enemies, and shepherding the tribe by the leaders.
Fear is a very strong tool that can blur humans’ logic and change their behavior.
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