Fear is the Greatest Political Weapon

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Hermann Goering, one of Hitler’s chief and notoriously cold masterminds of the Nazi regime, once confessed during a Nuremberg trial recess to the journalist Gustave Gilbert how pathetically easy it was to bring populations under control by fear. Excerpted from Gilbert’s Nuremberg Diary:

“Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that…