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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Mark Stein, "American Panic"

The most powerful force in the USA is fear. Politicians and the media force it down our throats, as if everything in the world was a threat that could kill us every day -- from Isis to Al Qaeda, from Ebola to Avian Flu, from the Cold War to the latest wave of immigrants.

Why are we so easily frightened, and is this a relatively new trend? I asked Mark Stein, author of "American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why." Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!

Stein will appear at the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival today (11/5/14) at 1pm.