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False alarm : the truth about the epidemic of fear

Author: Marc Siegel
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an analysis of the current culture of fear, concluding that most Americans are in fact safe from potential terrorism but are nevertheless subject to the advertising hype and propaganda surrounding the subject.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Siegel, Marc (Marc K.)
False alarm.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2005
(OCoLC)654743743
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Siegel
ISBN: 0471678694 9780471678694
OCLC Number: 56615640
Description: ix, 246 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the fear epidemic --
Why are we so afraid? --
It works for animals but not for us --
Our culture of worry --
Playing politics with fear --
Disasters : real or imagined --
Finding things to worry about --
Profiting from fear --
Anthrax --
Insects, pox, and lethal gas --
SARS --
Flu --
Cows, birds, and humans --
The fear prophets --
Is there a cure for fear?
Responsibility: Marc Siegel.
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Presents an analysis of the current culture of fear, concluding that most Americans are in fact safe from potential terrorism but are nevertheless subject to the advertising hype and propaganda surrounding the subject.

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