Emeritus Professor at the University of Kent
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How Fear Works. The Culture of Fear in the 21st Century
Over the past 20 years as society's basic values, beliefs and ideologies have declined or disappeared from public life, so increasingly fear is used to legitimize their arguments and causes.
Virtually every moral, political or economic position is justified in terms of scaremongering. And this transcends the ideological divide as both the left and the right put forward a message of fear rather than hope.