Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt

Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt

by Michael Savage

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In his new book, MASS HYSTERIA, #1 NYT bestselling author Michael Savage calls out the mass hysteria mongers and their methods, and shows Americans that we must look to history to understand the present, and avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

The defeat of "shoo-in" Hillary Clinton and the entire Democrat state has caused fractures in the Centrist, Left, Progressive, and Socialist factions of the party that have spread to the larger population. They are so hostile, so full of violent rage, that they cannot reason or converse. It is a phenomenon we have seen before in America. It is called mass hysteria. Thanks to social media and the corrupt mainstream media, the reach is so large it is an unprecedented "mass hysteria bubble."

Michael Savage will discuss the cycles of mass hysteria that have roused the public for and against blocs of people or enterprises, beginning with the revolution of 1776, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Red Scare from the 30s - 50s, the Silent Majority vs. the Hippies, the anti-nuclear movement of the 1970s-1980s which probably set energy independence back fifty years, and more.

All of those different movements have one thing in common: hate was hatched. It was nurtured from dislike to vocal mass hysteria. Savage says that to slow or even break this insidious cycle, we must delve into the unspoken reality that there are always puppet masters behind these outcries, men and women who convince the gullible masses that indoctrination is truth. While exposing these forces in the past Savage will, more importantly, unmask the individuals in the present who are generating this mass hysteria...and why.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546076063
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

In 2016, after twenty-two years on the air, Michael Savage was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, an honor that Dr. Savage calls "the capstone of my life."
The Savage Nation, the country's #1 streaming radio show, is one of the top programs in America, with millions of listeners and broadcast on over 230 stations, including WABC and KSFO. A prolific New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Savage has been profiled in Playboy and The New Yorker and he has been awarded the Freedom of Speech Award from Talkers magazine. He received his PhD in epidemiology and nutrition sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in CA.

Table of Contents

1 We've Reached A New Mass Hysteria Inflection Point 1

2 The History And Mechanics Of Mass Hysteria 9

The Truth about Human Nature 13

From 60 Minutes to Sixty Hookers 19

3 Mass Hysteria: Anarchy's Secret Weapon 28

The More Things Change 28

The Truth Will Out 35

Crowd Psychology 36

The Spark of Hysteria 39

Hysteria, Victimhood, and True Trauma 48

4 From Plymouth Rock To City Hall: The Seeds and Blossoms of Mass Hysteria 51

In the Name of God … or the Godless 56

Hysteria as Bullying 58

Groupthink and Out-Groups 68

5 From Salem To CNN: How Hysteria Taught Us to Anesthetize Ourselves 77

The Devil in the New World 81

A Real War against Women 83

Imagined Threats versus Real Danger 88

It's All Going to Pot 91

The War on Vitamins 100

6 From Assassins To Generals: Mass Amnesia and Lunacy of Marijuana Advocacy 103

Protesting and Patriotism 109

Liberty, Loyalists, and Liberal Lies 117

7 From War To Peace: The Enemy Without Becomes the Enemy Within 125

Tipping Points 129

Swelling the Ranks 134

Hysterics versus Heroes 141

From the Bible Belt to the Libel Belt 142

The (Imagined) Enemy Within 143

We Must Protect This House 147

8 From Peace To War: Hysteria Creates Seismic Shifts in America 149

Democrats: The Party of "Compassion" 151

Dramatizing the Sins of the Father 157

The Rush of Hysteria 160

9 From Regional War To Prohibition: Hysteria Outside the Trenches 165

The Birth of a War 168

Hyphens and Hysteria 177

Temperance and Hysteria 183

Repealing Hysteria 186

10 From REDS To Fascists: Global Threats Produce Greater Hysteria 189

Red Scare 192

An Axis to Grind 199

11 From Commies To Comics: Congressional Witch Hunts Destroy Lives and Careers 203

The Blacklist 205

Seeing Red 213

Juvenile Delinquents 221

12 From The Catholics To Flower Power: When Everyone Had a Pulpit 229

JFK and the Balance of Panic 229

The New Hysteria 234

Hippies, Yippies, and Hysterics 238

13 From Gas Lines To Reagan: Not All Hysteria Is Manufactured 243

Community Standards 246

Manufactured Evil 252

Hysteria Begets Hystericals 255

Political Madness and the Death of Common Sense 258

14 From Consumables To Climate Change: The Nation Creates New Venues for Hysteria 275

Poisonous Ideas 275

Climate Hysterics 280

15 From Treason To Tomorrow: Mass Hysteria on Overdrive 287

Hypocrisy and Hysteria 290

Acting Hysterical 294

Eight Years of Self-Destruction 300

Acknowledgments 307

Notes 309

Index 327

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Stop Mass Hysteria: America's Insanity from the Salem Witch Trials to the Trump Witch Hunt 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and it certainly clarified what I always suspected about fake news and hysteria , is the control of the American people. The media is being used to convey misinformation , sell more papers and increase ratings. More money. More control. People today are afraid to speak up and tell these folks off. So we vote them out of office and put a President like Donald Trump who is going to undo the wrongs and put America back on track . Read this book and understand how history repeats itself. Good book. Read it twice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Read with Historic Value and insightful discovery. Great Gift for Christmas.
DavidH42 More than 1 year ago
From part of the problem, More marketing to the rubes from Michael Weiner (Fake name: Michael Savage). This man has been stoking the fires of right wing hysteria for years. And he has become wealthy being part of the problem. Now he is trying to be the voice of reason? Sorry, Mike, your platitudes in this book don't make up for your participation in creating the partisan animosity facing this country. If you really want to read this book, go to a library, or wait until it hits the bargain bin. otherwise it will be a waste of your time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Americans today are increasingly subjected to manufactured hysteria and outrage. Mainstream news outlets-- in concert with social media networks --relentlessly toy with the heart-strings of the American body politic, eliciting emotional responses which fit hand-in-glove with a myriad of increasingly divisive agendas. The rush to judgement is a human fallacy; a knee-jerk reaction which must be tempered with a rational evaluation of fact and consequence within the context of history. Stop Mass Hysteria represents both a warning bell and a lifeline to all who value freedom, liberty, and the rule of law. It is a call to embrace individual thought and individual responsibility. A prescient appeal to reject the slippery slope of mob mentality. The famous words of George Santayana ring true now more than ever. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Conversely, it could be said that, "those who do know their history are best equipped to prevent past failures from occurring again". By carefully recounting hysterical movements throughout history, many of which resulted in unthinkable suffering and injustice, Savage does his part to sound the alarm. Stop Mass Hysteria is a wealth of knowledge, educating readers on the tactics and behaviors of emotionally driven hysteria, and equipping them with the historical perspective to recognize when such movements tread waters which proved disastrous for humanity throughout history. It is a must read for anyone desiring a sound understanding of the intricacies and complexities of hysterical "group-think"-- past, present, and future --and the disastrous repercussions they can impose on our society as a whole.