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6.14.2005

 

FUD

Utah legislator John Dougall's post on the opponents of Utah's porn legislation used a term I hadn't heard of before--FUD, or fear uncertainty and doubt. There's even a wikipedia article on it (but, with more than half a million articles, wikipedia covers just about everything, doesn't it?). No doubt about it: fear motivates, especially, for Americans, fear of government interference.

UPDATE: Broken link fixed. Thanks, Michael, for the heads up.

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