Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear
Virgin Books, 2009/01/01 - 422 ページ
We are the safest humans who ever lived - the statistics prove it. And yet the media tells a different story with its warnings and scare stories. How is it possible that anxiety has become the stuff of daily life?
In this ground-breaking, compulsively readable book, Dan Gardner shows how our flawed strategies for perceiving risk influence our lives, often with unforeseen and sometimes-tragic consequences. He throws light on our paranoia about everything from paedophiles to terrorism and reveals how the most significant threats are actually the mundane risks to which we pay little attention.
Speaking to psychologists and scientists, as well as looking at the influence of the media and politicians, Gardner uncovers one of the central puzzles of our time: why are the safest people in history living in a culture of fear?
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Review: Risk: The Science and Politics of Fearユーザー レビュー - Kate - Goodreads
Mostly an enjoyable read. It's a little numbers heavy and starts to feel repetitive towards the end. A bit of extra editing to streamline it a bit would have helped, but Dan Gardner's writing style is smooth and goes down pretty easily. All in all, a very worthwhile read. レビュー全文を読む
Review: Risk: The Science And Politics Of Fearユーザー レビュー - Georgina Allen - Goodreads
A fascinating look at fear and how we can be manipulated by it - the irrationalities of human psychology, political rhetoric and using fear to sell product are all covered. A little bit humbling that we're not quite so evolutionarily advanced as we like to tell ourselves. レビュー全文を読む