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Panic, September 2003
- Introduction: Panic: State of Mind or Mind of State?
Jonathan Sterne, Zack Furness
Panic, this issue's preferred affect, seems to be a plentiful and popular sentiment in our country. It's a close cousin of rage, and it takes hold when people are stressed from working longer hours for less money.
- Attacking Panic
Mental illness offers poor metaphors for modern life, particularly if you have any investment in being able to imagine better social worlds, and better ways of living.
- The New World Disorder
The much-heralded individualist spirit of American society relies on nurturing a fear of other people.
- PANIC: A How-To Guide in Two Acts - Public & Private
There are too many options for making a public panic attack a memorable affair. Always remember this: while your panic is a communicative tool expressing some personal grievance, you are simultaneously suggesting to others that they follow suit.
- How ACORN Fights Predatory Lenders
Katy Gall, Vikram Kambampati
Summertime really brings out the vacant houses. May through September, fast-growing sumac trees punch out windows and poison ivy spills over rotted fence posts.
- War and the Home Court Advantage
In the midst of the American campaign in Afghanistan last year, my car was recognizable as the only one in my patriotic mid-western town that remained flagless.
During the first moments of the blackout, and in some cases right up until the end, there was an overwhelming sense of panic and suspicion that accompanied every broadcast on television.
- Notes for the Next Media War
We can change war coverage. We can change the pattern of deception, dissemination, revelation and indignation that characterizes U.S. war news since Vietnam.