The threats to liberalism will continue to multiply

Simon Cowan
Updated July 2 2021 - 12:35am, first published February 13 2021 - 5:00am
Picture: Shutterstock
Picture: Shutterstock

There is an interesting psychological concept variously called creeping normality, in which an objectionable change becomes acceptable because it happens slowly over time. Colloquially, it is often referred to as the boiling frog problem or death by a thousand cuts.

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Simon Cowan

Simon Cowan

Canberra Times columnist

Simon Cowan is research director at the Centre for Independent Studies and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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