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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,820 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barry Glassner Narrator: Barry Glassner and Michael Moore Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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America is a country gripped by fear. In this widely-acclaimed book, Barry Glassner exposes the people and organizations that manipulate our perceptions and profit from our anxieties. These peddlers of fear (politicians, advocacy groups, and the media) cost Americans dearly, weighing us down with needless worries and causing us to squander billions of dollars to fix mythological problems. Topics like lethal road rage get major play in the media, even though one is far more likely to be killed by lightning. Meanwhile, we fail to correct the true cause of a problem; for instance, instead of enacting tougher gun laws, we erect more prisons. Ultimately reassuring, The Culture of Fear diagnoses the predominant pathology of our age and provides a passionate cry for a return to rationality.

This audio edition includes an exclusive introduction by documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by furious | 2/20/2014

    " meh, you worry too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Camille | 2/17/2014

    " This book undoubtedly changed my life. I'm so wary of the news media now and have definitely become more aware of how many of our fears just might be of the wrong things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maggie | 2/14/2014

    " This is a great study done of today's news sources, and how they skew reality so as to scare the public into giving them their business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave Mevis | 2/5/2014

    " In many ways this book turns conventional thinking on its head. It can represent a paradigm shift to those inclined to accept what we are fed by big media. "

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