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The search for safety is an obviously important component of the quest. As we think the pursuit of security offers us a point of entry. In the article the Author considers the usefulness of making questions about social fears. We are convinced, that societies exist through a process of transmission of habits, of modes of doing, thinking and of feeling from the older to younger. Without this communication of ideals, hopes, fears, expectations, opinions from these members of society who are passing out of the group life to those, who are introduced into it, social life could not survive. The Author’s main attention is focused on Americans fears inside and outside of the country from its beginning to nowadays. Every nation experiences its own fears and hopes and every tries to habituate them. America’s fears, created its own, very special politics. We can see it in “civil religion” – mixture of democracy, freedom and religion and of a number of other ingredients. This “religion” generally grants America a special place in the divine order. It is like faith with its own symbols and rituals, saints and sancta, hopes and fears. In the name of their own fears and hopes Americans tend to be moralistic: they are inclined to see all issues as plain and simple, black and white. Every struggle in which they are seriously engaged becomes a “crusade”. America’s fears begin to create fears of the rest of the World.
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