Ideology – The wages of fear

H. G. Wells blames people’s “fear-saturated impatience for guidance” for dictators of both the Left and the Right. Wells says these politicians are put in place by people for the purpose of protecting them from the “terrifying realisation of the limitless uncontrolled changes now in progress” which, he predicts, will happen “inexorably as though there were no Leaders on the scene at all.” In between the “Right and Left hysteria” Wells placed what he called the “do nothing democracy” which like every system of government is “made crazy” as “its struggle to survive becomes desperate.”

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