Scared to Death: The Anatomy of a Very Dangerous Phenomenon

From salmonella in eggs to BSE, from the Millennium Bug to bird flu, from DDT to passive smoking, from asbestos to global warming, scares have become one of the most conspicuous and damaging features of our modern world This book for the first time tells the inside story of each of the major scares of the past two decades, showing how they have followed a remarkably coFrom salmonella in eggs to BSE, from the Millennium Bug to bird flu, from DDT to passive smoking, from asbestos to global warming, scares have become one of the most conspicuous and damaging features of our modern world This book for the first time tells the inside story of each of the major scares of the past two decades, showing how they have followed a remarkably consistent pattern.It analyses the crucial role played in each case by scientists who have misread or manipulated the evidence by the media and lobbyists who eagerly promote the scare without regard to the facts and finally by the politicians and officials who come up with an absurdly disproportionate response, leaving us all to pay a colossal price, which may run into billions or even hundreds of billions of pounds.The book culminates in a chillingly detailed account of the story behind what it shows has become the greatest scare of them all the belief that the world faces disaster through man made global warming In an epilogue the authors compare our credulity in falling for scares to mass hysterias of previous ages such as the post mediaeval witch craze , describing our time as a new age of superstition.
Scared to Death The Anatomy of a Very Dangerous Phenomenon From salmonella in eggs to BSE from the Millennium Bug to bird flu from DDT to passive smoking from asbestos to global warming scares have become one of the most conspicuous and damaging features

  • Title: Scared to Death: The Anatomy of a Very Dangerous Phenomenon
  • Author: Christopher Booker Richard North
  • ISBN: 9780826486141
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This book discusses scare stories from the last few decades, plots their courses from a real issue to a scare, and describes the main proponents: scientists, pressure groups, the media and the government.The authors are big on the detail and this can be a chore to wade through. Also they clearly have an axe to grind, particularly in the food health scares, and specifically a certain Professor Lacey. I'd like to hear his side of the story.However, as one-sided as some of the chapters were, the sa [...]

    2. Warning ! Don't read this book if you are easy to anger. Especially if you are already contemptuous of 'Authority' and it's abuse of power.This book is almost five hundred pages of endless examples of Incompetence, Corruption, Ignorance, Lies, Faulty Science, and the waste of our money on an eye watering scale. From Salmonella, BSE, Child Abuse, Bird Flu, Asbestos, Global Warming and more. The authors' research is often astonishing. If someone sneezed at 15.25 on a Tuesday in 1987, these authors [...]

    3. I bought this hoping to learn more about stuff like the underlying causes of these "scares", how to differentiate between real and spurious ones, and the role of the media (the Daily Mail for example is renown for its nightmare health scares). I was disappointed on all counts. When I read that it's the BBC, not the tabloids, that are most to blame, I suspect either some kind of agenda, or a total lack of research. The combination of cut and paste description and shallow generalisation give it, t [...]

    4. Thoroughly enjoyed Booker's list of fake scares.This book made me shrug during the H1N1 and Mexican flu epidemics. Most epidemics are media-made nonsense, Booker writes down the cold facts and cynical motivations behind the scares.

    5. At first I was sceptical, but the authors presented some pretty good arguments. Give it a chance and read a couple of chapters, even if you don't agree with them about the issues.Most surprising book for me this year.

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