We live in an anxious and confused era where sweethearts are reduced to disposable "significant others" and where the bother of compassion and companionship can be dismissed by substitution of quick ‘n’ easy "tough love." While the Brave New World of the twenty-first century touts vapid personal lives, political manipulators likewise prey on widespread gullishness, also born of anxiety, confusion, and a paucity of intellectual development.

The celebrated philosopher Olavo de Carvalho here discusses the psychological confusion sown by numerous modern movements which would include antitobacco. Olavo de Carvalho is a member of the FORCES Honour Committee.

The points made in this essay should be well considered with a perspective toward creating effective strategies to restore calm, reason, personal dignity, individual sovereignty, and intellectual clarity.



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