Mythical Fears and Hopes

Hmmm.

Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes. – Murray Edelman

I wasn’t familiar with Murray Edelman until I read this thought provoking post. His thesis seems tightly coupled with my thoughts of the oligarchical nature of society. I hope to synthesize some of these ideas before too long. In the meantime, you can read one of Edelman’s books here.

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