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Sacrificing Liberty 9780967730448

Sacrificing Liberty

Intolerance and Coercion as Social Terrorism

ISBN-10: 0967730449
ISBN-13: 9780967730448
PUBLISHER: Raggedtooth Productions
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Product Description: Cannibalism, voodoo, secret societies and racism have at least two things in common: they are broadly regarded as taboo practices and their origins are rooted in cultural, religious and racial intolerance. When stereotypes and social hatred are combined with widespread coercion, entire nations can be led to believe not what truly is, but what they are told to believe by their political and spiritual leaders. Bloodshed is too often the result of these calculated and unnecessary conflicts.Social terrorism is the largely manufactured state of hostility and anxiety that runs rampant in today's world. It is a phenomenon as old as medieval witch-hunts as as modern as histrionic claims of widespread sexual abuse, rampant environmental destruction and omnipresent networks of terrorists. Lies repeated boldly and often enough become "fact" based on little more than false reasoning and popular hearsay.Ideas sewn by leaders with dubious intentions, as distilled in the sound-bite methods of the mainstream media, have led to a blurring of the distinction between reality and our perception of the world. As we increasingly subscribe to passive observation and a reliance on so-called expert analysis of global events, a culture of Fear Thy Neighbor has become pervasive and voluntary. Internationally, this mindset is contrary to all efforts in diplomacy and peacekeeping. Domestically, it costs us not only our constitutional freedoms but erases the very concept of liberty.Sacrificing Liberty is an academic study of several historical and modern misconceptions about societies "different from our own," wrought from the shadows of polite discourse through an examination of events in a variety of contemporary nation states. In overview, it provides an informative primer for anyone involved in law enforcement, security or peacekeeping operations. In application, it is a harbinger for anyone who seeks to assert absolute moral authority on another.

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PAGES: 148
CATEGORY: Political Science

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