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The Panic Virus
- A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear
- By: Seth Mnookin
- Narrated by: Dan John Miller
- Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
The Panic Virus is a gripping scientific detective story about how grassroots radicals, snake-oil salesmen, and cynical journalists have perpetrated the biggest health-scare hoax of all time. It explores what happens when the media treats all viewpoints as equally valid, regardless of facts, from parents who are convinced that vaccines caused their children's autism to right-wing radicals who believe that climate change is a myth
FINALLY!!! The truth about the vaccine scare
- By tara on 06-18-13
Can't believe this is still going on
I told someone that I was listening to this book and was surprised that they believed that a contributing factor for disease in children was from all the vaccinations they take. Never mind that we're now seeing growth in diseases that were around when I was a child in '60s. I'm glad that both my children had all their vaccinations when they were young. It's interesting that snake oil salesmen existed in the early years of this country because
there was to little information. Now they exist because we're subjected to an overflow of information and we have a hard time separating fact from fiction
Rise of the Warrior Cop
- The Militarization of America’s Police Forces
- By: Radley Balko
- Narrated by: William Hughes
- Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
Rise of the Warrior Cop traces the arc of US law enforcement from the constables and private justice of colonial times to present-day SWAT teams and riot cops. Today relentless "war on drugs" and "war on terror" pronouncements from politicians, along with battle-clad police forces with tanks and machine guns, have dangerously blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. Balko's fascinating, frightening narrative shows how martial rhetoric and reactionary policies have put modern law enforcement on a collision course with the values of a free society.
Not all police are bad.
- By A User on 09-29-16
What I tell my son
I tell my son to be careful about friends and relatives he hangs out with. He could get caught up in something he's not even fully aware of. If you are picked up by the police, lawyer up before you volunteer anything, so that you fully understand why you've been detained. While it's rare to get caught up in the situations described in this book. You don't want to be in his sequel.