siege mentality

k_georgiadis

Senior Member
English (AE)
Today, referring to the tougher measures needed in the future to avert terrorist attacks, president Obama also mentioned the need to avoid a siege mentality. This is not a new term; in general it means the mental attitude reminiscent of people under siege, sometimes accompanied by government measures that are against constitutional rights. Would mentalità da assedio work here?
 
  • alenaro

    Senior Member
    Italian
    Today, referring to the tougher measures needed in the future to avert terrorist attacks, president Obama also mentioned the need to avoid a siege mentality. This is not a new term; in general it means the mental attitude reminiscent of people under siege, sometimes accompanied by government measures that are against constitutional rights. Would mentalità da assedio work here?
    Forse sindrome da assedio rivela meglio il concetto.
     
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