LIFE OF FEAR IN OUR ISRAEL!

Soldiers, near Kibbutz Be’eri, working to extinguish fires set off by incendiary balloons sent from Gaza last summer.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg

Eva IllouzGet email notification for articles from Eva IllouzFollowPublished at 11:55

In his famous handbook for rulers, dedicated to Lorenzo di Medici, Niccolò Machiavelli advised his eponymous prince to learn how to elicit both love and fear in his subjects. Being loved and feared at the same time was the best way to exercise power, but if you have to choose between them, Macchiaveli admonished, better to be feared, 

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