The psychology of the (Syrian) state

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January 16, 2012
Center for a Stateless Society
by David D'Amato  
Posted in Commentary

"The endurance of tyranny is a psychological problem, to be evaluated and studied within the same logic as a prisoner’s identification with her captor, or an abused dog’s love for his master. The great power base of the state, the fortification that surrounds its centuries-old system of violence, is not coercion alone, but coercion allied with a singular sense of deference and dutifulness." (01/15/12)  


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