(Robin 2011) Fear: American style

Robin, Corey. Fear: American style. Al Jazeera. 2011 Nov 14. Available from: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/11/2011111013422670424.html. Accessed 2012 Jan 5. Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/64TptJssl.

Robin criticizes anarchist and libertarian approaches to social change in the USA on the ground that they fail to appreciate the principal mechanisms by which free expression is repressed. These mechanisms are largely private and unofficial, and operate locally rather than nationally. Thus, efforts to limit the scope of the central government miss the point, and can even be counterproductive, in that a strong central government is an essential tool for curbing local and private repression.



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