RDGS Ch. 4 Mueller - b. Once a threat becomes internalized,...

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Brittany Stephen PSC 332 July 28, 2010 Terrorphobia: Our False Sense of Insecurity I. Thesis: With great power wars becoming less likely, people are still feeling that other forms of violence are increasing and that we are still insecure. a. Polls since 2001 do not demonstrate all that much of a decline in the percentage of the American public anticipating another terrorist attack, or expressing the feat that they themselves might become a victim of it.
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Unformatted text preview: b. Once a threat becomes internalized, concern can linger for decades even if there is no evidence to support it. The anxiety becomes self-perpetuating. c. When a consensus about a threat becomes internalized, it becomes politically unwise to opposite it – or even to lend only half-hearted support to it....
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2010 for the course PSC 332 taught by Professor Harrelson-stephens during the Summer '10 term at Stephen F Austin State University.

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