Still Fearful After All These Years

Still Fearful After All These Years 1

Geoffrey Moss for The Chronicle Review

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Geoffrey Moss for The Chronicle Review

We are still a fretful nation.

Despite such landmark events as the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the economic downturn that began in 2007, the American society I portrayed 10 years ago in The Culture of Fear largely continues. Pregnant teenagers, monster moms, Internet predators, and suburban thugs still stalk the airwaves. We shake our heads over the latest mass shooting while failing to limit access to guns among people who shouldn't have them. We fret over the kidnapping