The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things

The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things

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2000
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0465014909
ISBN13
9780465014903
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In this eye-opening examination of a pathology that has swept the country, the noted sociologist Barry Glassner reveals why Americans are burdened with overblown fears. He exposes the people and organizations that manipulate our perceptions and profit from our anxieties: politicians who win electio ...more

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Barry Glassner has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. A professor of sociology at USC, Glassner lives in Los Angeles. His most recent book is THE GOSPEL OF FOOD: Everything You Think You Know About Food Is Wrong....more