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- Print Length: 142 pages
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- Publisher: Mikkel Clair Nissen (March 14, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 14, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BUL83JI
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Conclusions arrived at slowly tend to be more durable and hold up better under scrutiny and cross-examination, and Nissen avows that his ultimate rejection of socialism and collectivism did take significant time. The author describes the corrosive effect of socialism on the Danish character and makes the observation that socialism has become an ersatz religion in the country. Practically from the cradle, Danes are molded to accept socialism and collectivism with mental coercion and guilt tactics (as an aside, to get the to the point where you can see manipulation techniques coming from a Danish kilometer away, you could do far worse than to have B.K. Eakman's How to Counter Group Manipulation Tactics in your library—the volume catalogs some of the most nefarious mind-control and mind-manipulation techniques in existence).
Socialists aren't doing good or improving their societies, though, and Nissen provides actual stories and real-life examples (including noting the country's obscene tax rates) of how life in Denmark is in reality nowhere near as good as it is here. Nissen comments on traits commonly seen in collectivists, but the one area where the author may have gone too far is when he attempted to psychoanalyze them (I don't know whether the author is actually trained in psychology and has the chops to do so). Despite that one flaw, "Manipulism" illustrates (as if it needed illustration) that at bottom collectivism is a huge B-O-U-N-D-A-R-Y P-R-O-B-L-E-M, and putting up with the 15 percent or so of the chaff in this volume is worth reading the 85 percent or so of the wheat.
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