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"Glassner has written a gutsy exposé of one of the most widespread delusions of our time: misplaced fear."
— Los Angeles Times
“A sobering examination.”
— Washington Post Book World
“[The Culture of Fear] ought to be part of every savvy media-watcher’s toolbox.”
— American Prospect
“[Glassner is] a master at the art of dissecting research.”
— New York Times
“We become what we behold. And what we behold in our public media is an America more terrifying than it actually is. Combining meticulous scholarship with a winning prose style, Barry Glassner shows how and why our media are scaring us to death. The book is a calming as it is serious, and offers a sound intellectual alternative to Prozac.”
— Neil Postman, author of Amusing Ourselves to Death
“Marshalling an impressive and bracing array of evidence, Barry Glassner offers compelling insights into why so many Americans persist in seeing increased rates of death, disease and despair wherever they look and whatever the facts.”
— John Allen Paulos, author of Once Upon a Number and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
“The Culture of Fear uses strong data and careful reasoning to calm everybody down.”
— Amitai Etzioni, author of The Limits of Privacy
"One of the most important sociological books you'll read this year, and certainly the most reassuring."
— Kirkus Reviews