chapter  19
Situated Ignorance and State Terrorism
ByAllan Pred
Pages 22

To terrify is to frighten greatly, to instill intense fear, to drum up images of horrible disaster, brutal punishment, or death hovering just around the next corner, or the one aer that, or at least some proximate corner-out of sight, waiting to pounce, to strike arbitrarily, to perhaps target YOU. To terrify is to subject others to extreme dread, to produce in them an anxiety of the anticipated but unpredictable, to color their minds with shades of trepidation, to pack their mental baggage with images and advance notices-or “threat advisories”—that cause worry and dis-ease, and, consequently, to insist upon their being vigilant. Ever on the alert in the spaces of everyday life. Especially in (un)certain places.