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A Short History of Fear (Counterpunch)

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Nonfiction. Political Science. A SHORT HISTORY OF FEAR is a scathing, often hilarious, and always insightful analysis of Western culture's preoccupation with fear. The idea that Armageddon is just around the corner has been a common refrain since the very beginnings of Western culture. And often, the forces allegedly sending us to hell in a proverbial hand basket are shadowy conspiracies whose features are as murky as their nefarious power is supposedly far-reaching. Enter renegade journalist Alexander Cockburn: In his usual, take-no-prisoners-style, he battles an impressive collection of fear-mongers and the irrationalities they espouse. Skewering doomsters on both the Left and Right, Cockburn tackles: 9/11 conspiracy theories; the Kennedy assassination, Pearl Harbor, and other "inside jobs"; terrorism; today's eleventh-hour predictions of planetary decline; and much more. Alexander Cockburn is co-editor of the online journal CounterPunch and has authored and edited numerous books, including the best-selling Whiteout, with Jeffrey St. Clair. He is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in The Nation and Los Angeles Times, among others.

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A nightlight for society's darkest times.

Synopsis:

Nonfiction. Political Science. A SHORT HISTORY OF FEAR is a scathing, often hilarious, and always insightful analysis of Western culture's preoccupation with fear. The idea that Armageddon is just around the corner has been a common refrain since the very beginnings of Western culture. And often, the forces allegedly sending us to hell in a proverbial hand basket are shadowy conspiracies whose features are as murky as their nefarious power is supposedly far-reaching. Enter renegade journalist Alexander Cockburn: In his usual, take-no-prisoners-style, he battles an impressive collection of fear-mongers and the irrationalities they espouse. Skewering doomsters on both the Left and Right, Cockburn tackles: 9/11 conspiracy theories; the Kennedy assassination, Pearl Harbor, and other "inside jobs"; terrorism; today's eleventh-hour predictions of planetary decline; and much more. Alexander Cockburn is co-editor of the online journal CounterPunch and has authored and edited numerous books, including the best-selling Whiteout, with Jeffrey St. Clair. He is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in The Nation and Los Angeles Times, among others.

About the Author

Alexander Cockburn is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in the Nation, NY Free Press, and LA Times, amongst others. Mr. Cockburn is co-editor of the online journal Counterpunch and has authored and edited numerous books, including the best-selling Whiteout.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904859819
Publisher:
CounterPunch
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Author:
Cockburn, Alexander
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Emotions
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Counterpunch
Publication Date:
20091201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 BandW photographs, charts, and maps
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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A nightlight for society's darkest times.
"Synopsis" by , Nonfiction. Political Science. A SHORT HISTORY OF FEAR is a scathing, often hilarious, and always insightful analysis of Western culture's preoccupation with fear. The idea that Armageddon is just around the corner has been a common refrain since the very beginnings of Western culture. And often, the forces allegedly sending us to hell in a proverbial hand basket are shadowy conspiracies whose features are as murky as their nefarious power is supposedly far-reaching. Enter renegade journalist Alexander Cockburn: In his usual, take-no-prisoners-style, he battles an impressive collection of fear-mongers and the irrationalities they espouse. Skewering doomsters on both the Left and Right, Cockburn tackles: 9/11 conspiracy theories; the Kennedy assassination, Pearl Harbor, and other "inside jobs"; terrorism; today's eleventh-hour predictions of planetary decline; and much more. Alexander Cockburn is co-editor of the online journal CounterPunch and has authored and edited numerous books, including the best-selling Whiteout, with Jeffrey St. Clair. He is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in The Nation and Los Angeles Times, among others.
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