#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.
Since Donald Trump's historic ascendance to the presidency, American politics have reached a boiling point. Social and economic issues, even national security, have become loud, violent flashpoints for political rivals in the government, in the media and on the streets. This collective derangement has a name: mass hysteria.
In his new book, Stop Mass Hysteria, #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Savage not only deconstructs the Left's unhinged response to traditional American values like borders, language, and culture, but takes the reader on an unprecedented journey through mass hysteria's long history in the United States. From Christopher Columbus to the Salem Witch trials to the so-called "Red Scares" of the 1930s and 40s and much more, Dr. Savage recounts the many times collective insanity has gripped the American public - often prompted by sinister politicians with ulterior motives.
Dr. Savage provides vital context for the common elements of dozens of outbreaks of mass hysteria in the past, their causes, their short and long-term effects, and the tactics of the puppet masters who duped gullible masses into fearing threats both real and imagined. By shining a light on the true nature and causes of American mass hysteria in the past, Savage provides an insightful look into who and what is causing dangerous unrest in our lives - and why.
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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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!
Great Read with Historic Value and insightful discovery. Great Gift for Christmas.
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.
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.