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The Culture of Fear by Barry Glassner
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Nov 22, 2008

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Recommended for: People with Phobaphobia

Intresting book showing lies promoted by the news and scientist manipulated for their own benfit. The study of abotions causign cancer by 50%, using only the info that abortions have increaded over the years and so has breat cancer. Even if that study was true, ciggarettes can increase the chance of cancer by 3000%. The irrational fear of flying is humorously trumped by vending machines. It shows that the real fears we should have are heart problems and other health issues, even though it is much less dramatic. Each fact is said over and over, and the book altogether could probably be cut in half. Although a bit repetitive I would recrommend this book to a friend.

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message 1: by Mrs.Durso (new)

Mrs.Durso I'd love to know what you thought of this book - Mr. Laginess uses this with his AP class, and keeps pushing me to read it. Please post your review!
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