The Science and Politics of Fear

Recommended by Evan Solomon, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #24 in Fear, Ranked #41 in Forensic Psychologysee more rankings.

We are the safest humans who ever lived - the statistics prove it. And yet the media tells a different story with its warnings and scare stories. How is it possible that anxiety has become the stuff of daily life?

In this ground-breaking, compulsively readable book, Dan Gardner shows how our flawed strategies for perceiving risk influence our lives, often with unforeseen and sometimes-tragic consequences. He throws light on our paranoia about everything from paedophiles to terrorism and reveals how the most significant threats are actually the mundane risks to which we pay little...

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Evan Solomon Just did a short radio essay on risk and quoted your great book Risk: the science and politics of fear re reactions to corona virus. Recommended read to this day! Thanks Dan. https://t.co/7L70b5DYLB (Source)

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