Fort Greene store:
Monday, October 30, 7:30 PM
Sasha Abramsky presents Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream
In conversation with Eric Klinenberg
Journalist and author of The American Way of Poverty Sasha Abramsky presents his latest book, a searing and prescient account of the insidious epidemic affecting Americans today: irrational fear. Taking readers on a dramatic journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder for fearmongers and conspiracists, Jumping at Shadows is an eye-popping analysis of our misconceptions about risk and threats. What emerges is a shocking portrait of a political and cultural landscape that is increasingly defined by our worst fears and rampant anxieties. Abramsky presents his work in conversation with Eric Klinenberg, writer and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, followed by a signing and Q&A.