The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things. Barry Glassner, Author Basic Books $25 (p) ISBN In his research, Barry Glassner found that no amount of debunking can wipeout a fear — no matter how unrealistic — as long as someone can. It’s been a dozen years since sociologist Barry Glassner, president now of Lewis & Clark College, wrote about “The Culture of Fear” and argued.

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Glassner ascribes some irrational fear to millennial fever and alarm at rapid technological change, but he also reminds us that scare-mongering is economically as well as politically profitable. Does it even work at all?

In this new edition of a classic book,more relevant now than when it was first published,Glassner exposes the price we pay for social panic. It demonstrates the urgent need to educate all Americans – but especially the next generation – about profit’s vital role in our nation.

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It’s time to reverse America’s political fortunes. We see this playing out daily in Donald Trump’s America. Semi-autonomous executive agencies wield essentially unaccountable power.

In The Culture of Fearsociologist Barry Glassner demonstrates that it is our perception of danger that has increased, not the actual level of risk.

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

This enhanced the potential for political control through intensifying the culture of fear as a deterrent to opposition.

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In the intellectual battle between the vision of Founding Fathers like James Madison, who advanced the notion of natural rights that pre-exist government, and the progressivism first advanced by Woodrow Wilson, the Founders have been losing. Aspects of corporations Aspects of jobs Aspects of occupations Aspects of organizations Employment.

So it’s not surprising that three out of four Americans say they feel more fearful today then they did twenty years ago. Marshaling police reports, scientific studies and skeptical media accounts, Glassner debunks dozens of false fears. The welfare state was revolutionary: Now, as Will shows, America has become an administrative state, just as destructive trends have overtaken family life and higher education.

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