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Scared to death - 2

Recently we wrote about Scared to Death, a new book just released by Christopher Booker and Richard North. They make the case that one of the most conspicuous and damaging features of our modern world has become the "scare". Alarmed by some genuine problem, such as BSE, scientific experts misread or manipulate the evidence; the media sells headlines; and the politicians pile on, leaving the taxpayer to pay the price.

There is a real scare, as North and Booker are well aware. It is the government's incompetence, its subversion of the freedom and sovereign independence of British people by trampling on constitutional liberties such as the right to bear arms, and its willingness to see Britain divided into "regions" in the EU superstate.

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