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Our notions of democracy, freedom, and tolerance are threatened during political, social, and economic crises, says Jay Feldman-and this is nothing new. From the run-up to World War I through 9/11 and Arizona's anti-immigration movement, Feldman, author of Manufacturing Hysteria, finds a pattern of elected officials and private citizens alike inflaming American fears and prejudices to ostracize minorities, silence dissent, and stem civil rights—and he reminds us of the vigilance required to preserve our most basic ideals. Presented by The Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with University Book Store. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.