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"An overdue rational antidote to those of us who fear becoming a victim of the next terrorist attack, a fiery plane crash or some exotic killer disease." — The Ottawa Citizen
"Entertaining....A breath of fresh air and common sense." — Publishers Weekly
"Compelling ... an invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly" — The Guardian, UK
"A fascinating insight into the peculiar and devastating nature of human fear" — Sunday Telegraph, UK
“An excellent work… his take on terrorism in the book’s penultimate chapter is refreshing ... a cheery corrective to modern paranoia.” — The Economist
“A beautifully observed study.” — The Observer, UK
“Terrific… As a writer, he’s exceptionally good.” — The Evening Standard, UK
Dan Gardner is a columnist and senior writer for the Ottawa Citizen, specializing in criminal justice and other investigative issues. Trained in history and law, Gardner worked as a senior policy adviser to the premier and the minister of education before turning to journalism in 1997. His writing has received numerous awards, including the National Newspaper Award, Amnesty International’s Media Award, and others. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.See all Product Description
A must read for anyone. Key insights into our behaviours and our errors. Should be mandatory for politicians and journalists.Published 6 months ago by Bill
An insightful analysis of how the non-rational dominates in human decision-making.Published 10 months ago by Johnston C. Smith
Coming from a science background, one of the basic concepts is the idea that one needs to look at the evidence and then use it to prove or disprove a particular theory and that... Read morePublished 18 months ago by ATC123
Very interesting read.. But what else can you really expect from Dan Gardner?
If you have the time, i would recommend giving this a quick read.
The author does an excellent job laying out how we perceive risk, and all of the troubles that come from that inherently flawed process.Published 22 months ago by Cameron Moser
I really enjoyed this book. It not only stripped away the illusions of how we see events and people but also helped me to understand how we think and how I can better get a more... Read morePublished on April 11 2011 by R. Kilpatrick
Why is there so much fear in society these days? In an age when the advances of technology are such that we should be driving safer, eating healthier and living longer and more... Read morePublished on April 3 2011 by Ian Gordon Malcomson
At the time I write this review there are 7 reviews showing 5 stars and 2 reviews showing 1 star - nothing between. Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2010 by Amazon Customer
I was pretty happy with this book. Most books (and movies for that matter) have great titles and promise much but end up falling (very) short of delivering any real value to the... Read morePublished on April 3 2010 by P. Kudsieh