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President Glassner shares thoughts on 9/11 anniversary

September 09, 2011

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KQED Broadcast, Northern California

As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, media outlets across the country are asking experts for their thoughts on how times have changed and where we stand today.

Lewis & Clark President Barry Glassner, author of The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things, recently shared his perspective with KQED Radio’s Forum.

“We fear things that are very low probability, and it distracts us from those with higher probability,” Glassner said. “Not only ordinary, everyday things, which are very important and easily preventable, but we also ignore very major social problems.”

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Glassner also recently contributed his expertise to Jim McLaren’s public affairs show on Portland’s KEX Radio.

Learn more about Glassner’s scholarship.

 

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