This book is very interesting in terms of its explanation of how fear creeps into our culture and overtakes our better judgment. There are times, however, when Daniel Gardner's approach is a little too science-heavy for me, in that he feels science has the capability of quantifying human experience beyond all other methods of understanding. This simply is not my viewpoint and so found that element very distracting.
Knowledge is potential power; knowledge put into practice is power.
Great book, a must listen to, this book really makes you think and look at the media and politicians differently and what they really attempt to do the masses of the people, brain wash and instill fear in order to achieve their goals and not the interest of the masses which they should be doing. People thrust me you need to listen to this book it will change your life for the better when you know what this author has written and observe for yourself and do research you will be a better person and not only hear what is being said but also what is not being said.
This is a well written explanation of why I'm fearful of a great deal of unlikely scenarios and nonchalant about the extraordinarily dangerous. Even more, the author allows me to understand and sometimes reprogram the collective mind in my workplace and at home to better reflect that which is truly important and that which is not.
The author reveals the "man behind the curtain" in this book. I loved it and highly recommend.
Very interesting and recommended for anyone that has a brain.
Many good examples and very clear explanations of great works such an Cahnman and Tversky's works on perception.
At times a bit repetitive and sometimes falls in love with the ideas a bit too much but in general pretty balanced.
I really enjoyed this book. It presented the material in an innovative way that made it easy to understand
My only real complaint is that it comes off as a little too cynical about politicians and big business that peddle in fear. The reference to cognitive dissonance doesn't really mitigate that in my view
Very much enjoyed this book after picking it up during one of Audible's sales without any particular expectations. Probably the best deal I've gotten here and has made me think about the psychology a little bit more than I had before.
The narrator is horribly annoying, so no matter how good this book might be, I can't tolerate the narrator long enough to listen to it. Highly disappointing and unnecessary.