The Red Scare and Fear as Control
Fear is indeed a tool of political control. The question is the degree to which the marketing of fear and subsequent exploitation is purposeful.
There are some very famous examples of purposeful exploitation of fear for political control and personal gain. I’m sure Hitler comes to mind, as he should. However after this learning activity, two more should come to mind.
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