What was more important was that sexual privation induced hysteria, which was desirable because it could be transformed into war-fever and leader-worship.
It is precisely in the Inner Party that war hysteria and hatred of the enemy are strongest.
One clear illustration of this is the fact that war hysteria increases in intensity as one rises in the social scale.
On the contrary, war hysteria is continuous and universal in all countries, and such acts as raping, looting, the slaughter of children, the reduction of whole populations to slavery, and reprisals against prisoners which extend even to boiling and burying alive, are looked upon as normal, and, when they are committed by one’s own side and not by the enemy, meritorious.
There are no more uses of "hysteria" in the book.
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We need to get past the hysteria and decide what to do.
They try to portray my rightful concern as hysteria.