Originally Posted by hhurd
No, not whatever. The phrase "culture of fear" comes from the title of a well known (1999 NYT bestseller) book by USC professor Barry Glassner. It's called "The Culture of Fear, Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane Crashes, Road Rage, & So Much More." Prof. Glassner was featured in Michael Moore's documentary "Bowling for Columbine," which you might have seen.
You might want to take a look at the book. Or not. Whatever.
OT, I am familiar with that book. He also says that abuse by priests was very uncommon in comparison to the "fear" surrounding them, and bashes Andrew Greeley. He also mocks people who think their children were harmed by the DPT vaccine, which our pediatric group also insisted was a bad vaccine with serious reactions for many children. I suppose they are fearmongering. He has some good points, and on others, he's way off.