Fear and the sacrifice of our freedoms

Geoff Ward
11 min readApr 22, 2023
Professor Mattias Desmet

Totalitarianism and technocracy like to present themselves as the pinnacle of rationality and science. Prof Mattias Desmet

I’ve already made reference, in two previous articles recently, to the Belgian psychologist Mattias Desmet and his cogent theory of mass formation, but here I want to discuss his indispensable book The Psychology of Totalitarianism (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2022), in which…

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Geoff Ward

Writer, journalist, book editor, poet, musician and tutor in literature and creative writing (MA and BA Hons degrees in English literature).