• We have become a nation ruled by fear. Since the end of the Second World War, various political leaders have fostered fear in the American people--fear of communism, fear of terrorism, fear of immigrants, fear of people based on race and religion, fear of gays and lesbians in love who just want to get married and fear of people who are somehow different. It is fear that allows political leaders to manipulate us all and distort our national priorities.

    Mike Gravel (2011). “A Political Odyssey: The Rise of American Militarism and One Man's Fight to Stop It”, p.252, Seven Stories Press
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