Andrea Friedman is professor of History and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Washington University. She is the author of Citizenship in Cold War America: The National Security State and the Possibilities of Dissent (University of Massachusetts Press, 2014) and is currently researching the sexual politics of the Clinton presidency.
May aims to demonstrate that, over the past fifty years or more, there has emerged a “new consensus” that Americans have everything to fear—especially from each other—despite the fact that in very many ways their world has grown safer.
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