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Single Idea 7981

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / C. Ruling a State / 2. Leaders / c. Despotism]

Full Idea

One way or another, populations themselves are a terrorist threat to the authorities...and by extension, we can hypothesize a coalition of all governments against all populations.


Whole populations can be seen as terrorist, with governments uniting against them

Gist of Idea

Whole populations are terrorist threats to authorities, who unite against them


Jean Baudrillard (The Intelligence of Evil [2004], p.120)

Book Reference

Baudrillard,Jean: 'The Intelligence of Evil or The Lucidity Pact' [Berg 2005], p.120

A Reaction

This may count as left-wing paranoia, but it is a striking thought, which plants an uneasy notion in the mind whenever we see two world leaders disappear behind closed doors for a chat.