Manufactured fear has created widespread casualties.

We need an antidote.

If these lessons are absorbed, the next time government sets out to expand its power in light of some crisis, it won’t be able to play Americans like a fiddle.

Tom Woods, from the book's foreword

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  • avatar Anthony Romero Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union

    Liberty and safety are ideals that can be attained together, but too often Americans sacrifice the former in pursuit of the latter. Feardom explains how this happens, and offers important solutions for how the trend can be reversed.

  • avatar Walter E. Williams John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics

    Totalitarians gain power by promoting fear and hate among the masses. In the 20th century, the communists gained power by promoting fear and hatred of the czars and capitalists. Adolf Hitler gained power by promoting fear and hatred of Jews and Bolsheviks. While America has not yet reached such heights of totalitarianism, Feardom does a yeoman's job of giving us advanced warning signs.

  • avatar Bill Binney Former NSA technical director turned whistleblower

    Tools I created for the government to protect the American people were turned, by that very government, into a weapon against us. Sadly, this is nothing new; as Connor Boyack explains in this timely and compelling book, power-hungry politicians and conniving bureaucrats take advantage of whatever opportunity they can to further their agenda. You can help throw a wrench into their machine. Read Feardom!

  • avatar Jacob Hornberger Founder and president, The Future of Freedom Foundation

    Feardom explains clearly and succinctly how Americans have lost their freedom and what they need to do to win it back. Everyone should read this book.

  • avatar Oliver DeMille New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder of Thomas Jefferson Education

    Connor Boyack's book Feardom isn't just informational, it's one of those rare works that will transform anyone who reads it. By the time you put it down, you'll be immune to the modern disease of feardom. This book is that powerful!

  • avatar Ben Swann Award-winning investigative journalist

    Good journalism should be skeptical of government actions and should inform and empower individuals. Most media institutions fall short of this ideal and instead routinely paralyze their viewers with fear. As Connor Boyack explains in this compelling book, the consequences of this are drastic and detrimental—but they are not irreversible. Feardom offers solutions to this problem that are sorely needed and very timely. A must read!

  • avatar Lenore Skenazy Author of Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

    Forget sex—what really sells is fear. And at last, here’s a book that follows the fear as surely and shockingly as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein followed the money. The only thing to fear is people not reading Feardom itself.

So What's The Book About?

What do history’s most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear. Sometimes the fear derives from a pre-existing threat. At other times, crises are created or intensified to invoke a sense of panic and anxiety where none previously existed.

This pattern is as predictable as it is destructive. The end result is the same: a loss of liberty. Policies that are costly, oppressive, and harmful are supported by people who abandon any interest in freedom or personal responsibility in hopes of feeling safe.

Manufactured fear, with its negative impact on liberty, is a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.

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Five Things You'll Learn About

  1. How does the brain process fear? To understand why fear is often exploited, you need to first understand how fear operates in the brain. Why is rational thinking suppressed by powerful emotional influences? Is there a way to stop it?
  2. Historical uses of fear Tyrants throughout the world's history have used psychological warfare to advance their agenda, with great success. The book discusses historical events that were used to promote policies that restrict freedom so that we can hopefully learn from the past.
  3. Fear as a weapon Why do politicians use fear as a tool to scare their constituents and generate support for costly, dangerous, and even deadly policies? And if fear is a weapon, what should be our defensive strategy?
  4. A complicit media Do media institutions report the news with necessary context, or simply engage in informative fearmongering? Learn about instances in which the media suppressed the truth to push an agenda, and how you can respond.
  5. What you can do In a world saturated with fear, where governments create or amplify threats to scare citizens into submission, what can be done? What can you do? The answer is pretty simple, and yet desperately needed.

About The Author

Connor Boyack is founder and president of Libertas Institute, a libertarian think tank in Utah. In that capacity, he has spearheaded important policy reforms dealing with property rights, civil liberties, transparency, surveillance, and education freedom.

Connor is the author of several books, including the new Tuttle Twins series that teaches the principles of liberty to young children. Other books include Latter-day Liberty: A Gospel Approach to Government and Politics and its companion, Latter-day Responsibility: Choosing Liberty through Personal Accountability.

Connor's work has been publicly praised by former Representative Ron Paul, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Tom Woods, and other nationally recognized figures. He is a frequent commentator on current events and has appeared in local, national, and international interviews to publicize and comment on his work.

Connor lives in Utah with his wife and two young children. Visit for more information.

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