Barry glassner culture of fear
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things by Barry GlassnerIn 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 elections by heightening concerns about crime and drug use even as both are declining; advocacy groups that raise money by exaggerating the prevalence of particular diseases; TV news-magazines that monger a new scare every week to garner ratings.
Culture of fear
Later that year, an Indonesia AirAsia flight crashed into the ocean, killing all on board. Less than a year later, people were murdered when a pilot intentionally crashed a Germanwings jet into the French Alps. With sensational news stories like these circulating in our media, it's no wonder that the dangers of air travel are on the minds of many. Seated on a plane as its engines rev for takeoff, one can't help but think about the possibility of disaster. But truth be told, the risk of flight is actually quite small. The risk of being involved in a crash that results in deaths is just 1 in 3. In other words, you have a 0.
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Americans are still afraid. It's been a dozen years since sociologist. Glassner, formerly the executive vice provost at the. He says three out of four Americans report that they're more afraid now than they were 20 years ago, and he's kept track of how those fears have ebbed and flowed. Glassner speaks tonight as part of a lecture series sponsored by. In a telephone interview, he talked about sorting genuine fears from exaggerated ones and looking critically at the facts. His responses have been edited for space and clarity.