Friday, June 12, 2009

The case for Fear

Leon Wieseltier makes the case for being afraid, a little afraid. He intriguingly draws on Cass Sunstien's psychologically well informed arguments about people's innate tendency to discount the highly unlikely to zero after a period of calm to argue that the President is not sufficiently alarmist.  He argues that calm may itself be a form of demagoguery.  The arguement is all the more interesting for being from an Obama supporter.

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