Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus recently interviewed me for Free Thoughts, a podcast produced by the Cato Institute. The broad topic was my 2013 book The United States of Paranoia; the specific subjects ranged from Tipper Gore to They Live to the suppression of imaginary slave revolts in the antebellum South. Enjoy:
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
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