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By Barry Glassner

Within the age of Sep 11, the Iraq struggle, monetary cave in, and Amber signals, our society is outlined by means of worry. So it’s now not striking that 3 out of 4 american citizens say they suppose extra nervous this present day then they did two decades in the past. yet are we residing in particularly harmful occasions? In The tradition of Fear, sociologist Barry Glassner demonstrates that it's our perception of threat that has elevated, no longer the particular point of hazard. Glassner exposes the folk and firms that control our perceptions and cash in on our fears, together with advocacy teams that bring up funds via exaggerating the superiority of specific illnesses and politicians who win elections by way of heightening matters approximately crime, drug use, and terrorism. during this new version of a vintage book—more appropriate now than while it was once first published—Glassner exposes the cost we pay for social panic.

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