Jumping at Shadows
- The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream
- Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
- Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-05-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Jumping at Shadows is Sasha Abramsky's searing account of America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. Taking listeners on a dramatic journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder for fearmongers and conspiracists, he delivers an eye-popping analysis of our misconceptions about risk and threats. What emerges is a shocking portrait of a political and cultural landscape that is, increasingly, defined by our worst fears and rampant anxieties.
Ultimately, Abramsky shows that how we calculate risk and deal with fear can teach us a great deal about ourselves, exposing deeply ingrained strains of racism, classism, and xenophobia within our culture as well as our growing susceptibility to the toxic messages of demagogues.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By J. D. Portnoy on 10-22-17
Preaching to the Choir
If you want a book about psychology, this isn't it. Apart from tossing in a few words like amygdala and hypothalamus, it's all about politics. If you're not a leftist, you won't like it and you won't agree. If you are a leftist, you've heard it all before and already believe. All in all, there's not much reason to listen to this book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By MichaelA on 10-01-17
Recognizing Our Fears and Anxieties
I listened to the audio version and this book states well how we let irrational fears get the best of us. If we are aware of our crazy fears we can then do something about them.
This book discusses fears and mentions several times the past election including Donald Trump. It is NOT a book written about our current president so take the one and two star reviews stating it is with a bucket of salt.