Tom Engelhardt with Jeremy Scahill

Wednesday 2 February 2011
7:00 pm
Where:   Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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 : Tom Engelhardt

Tom Engelhardt created and runs, a project of The Nation Institute, where he is a fellow. He is the… Read full bio.

 : Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter, war correspondent and author of the international bestselling books… Read full bio.

About this Event

Tom Engelhardt: The American Way of War (book cover)

Fear has a way of re-ordering human worlds. That only a relatively small number of determined fanatics with extraordinarily limited access to American soil keep Fear Inc. afloat should, by now, be obvious. What the fear machine produces is the dark underside of the charming Saul Steinberg New Yorker cover, “A View of the World from 9th Avenue,” in which Manhattan looms vast as the rest of the planet fades into near nothingness. When you see the world “from 9th Avenue,” or from an all-al-Qaeda-all-the-time “news” channel, you see it phantasmagorically. It’s out of all realistic shape and proportion, which means you naturally make stupid decisions. You become incapable of sorting out what matters and what doesn’t, what’s primary and what’s secondary. You become, in short, manipulable. This is our situation today.

From Fear, Inc. on

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