What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
I’m off to Scotland for a couple weeks. Things to do on my trip:
- Pray that I’m not on some watch list.
- Find Nessie.
- Dig up some family history.
- Buy a kilt.
- Come back alive.
Have a good few weeks, everybody.