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Is that the one you were once telling me about that suggests people actually wish to be enslaved?

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Fri Sep 7th, 2007 at 06:19:28 PM EST
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I think one of the central theses of the book is that when a new freedom is gained some measure of security is lost and there can be a backlash as society attempts to restore the lost security, unsuccessfully because liberties, once gained, are hard to lose.

I don't recall putting is as bluntly as "people want to be enslaved", but if you had to summarise the argument in 5 words I guess that would work.

A book about people who want to be enslaved is Bob Altemeyer's The Authoritarians which is available online as a PDF and has been discussed before on ET.

Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 7th, 2007 at 06:24:37 PM EST
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Altemeyer is a must read. It's short and he has a nicely irreverent style. (You can do it in a few hours - maybe a day if you're reading at work. :) )

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by Number 6 on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 09:13:01 AM EST
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