How Fear Took Over the American Suburbs

Sarah Holder of Bloomberg CityLab –

The new book “Neighborhood of Fear” shows the rise of suburban vigilantes and NIMBYs in the late part of the 20th century. Author Kyle Riismandel explains how those groups still wield power today.

“Neighborhood of Fear” argues that a new era for the suburbs began in the mid-1970s, where “new local threats undermined the expectations and understandings of suburban life as tranquil, safe, and family friendly.”

“Neighborhood of Fear” argues that a new era for the suburbs began in the mid-1970s, where “new local threats undermined the expectations and understandings of suburban life as tranquil, safe, and family friendly.”

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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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