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Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination, and Homeland Security Since 9/11

Michael Barkun

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834701
eISBN:
9781469603230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877692_barkun
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Although a report by the congressionally mandated Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation, and Terrorism concluded that biological or nuclear weapons were very ... More


Days of Fear

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the climate of fear that plagued society in the 1980s. These fears, including fear of national decline, of enemies abroad, of dangerous classes at home, lay behind Reaganism’s ... More


Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia

Wheeler Winston Dixon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623990
eISBN:
9780748653614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623990.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides an overview of twentieth- and twenty-first-century noir and fatalist film practice from 1945 onwards. It demonstrates the ways in which American cinema has inculcated a climate of ... More


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