A Life-Or-Death Situation."As a bioethicist, Margaret "Peggy" Pabst Battin fought for the right of people to end their own lives. After her husband’s cycling accident, her field of study turned unbearably personal."Via.
posted by zarq
on Jul 19, 2013 -
Ernst Becker proposed terror management theory to explain toxic leaders (among other things.)
The war on terror provides many examples of how fear-mongering enables the rise of authoritarian regimes.
Some have even found that self-inflicted fear mongering can cause permanent cognitive and behavioral impairment.
Does this mean that conservativism is actually a form of mental disability? Others disagree. (previously in comments here and here)
posted by warbaby
on Apr 24, 2005 -