Thursday, October 04, 2007

Democracy Now: Susan Faludi's The Terror Dream

Author and Social Critic Susan Faludi on The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America
Hosted by Juan Gonzalez and Amy Goodman
Democracy Now

In her new book, leading social critic and Pulitzer-winning journalist Susan Faludi examines the cultural impact of the 9/11 attacks and concludes that the United States has been living in a myth since. She explores how the attacks led to the denigration of women here in the United States, the magnification of manly men and the call for greater domesticity. Faludi joins us to talk about the Bush administration's use of feminism to launch the war on Afghanistan, the case of Private Jessica Lynch, the Republican W. Stands for Women campaign, and more.


Susan Faludi. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the new book “The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America.” She is also the author of “Backlash” and “Stiffed.”


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