The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory
HarperCollins, 20 aug. 2013 - 448 pagina's
Jesse Walker’s The United States of Paranoia presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror.
The fear of intrigue and subversion doesn’t exist only on the fringes of society, but has always been part of our national identity. When such tales takes hold, Walker argues, they reflect the anxieties and experiences of the people who believe them, even if they say nothing true about the objects of the theories themselves.
This edition includes primary-source documentation in the form of archival photographs, cartoons, and film stills selected by the author.
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Compelling evidence that Roger Ailes's propaganda machine would have thrived in the 19th century and earlier. Well, that's no real surprise: most of his audience are post-Enlightenment New Dark Ages ... Volledige review lezen
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An excellent examination of the lifecycle and evolution of conspiracies--real or imagined--throughout United States history. It illustrates how our paranoias and favorite conspiracies often say much more about ourselves than we realize. Volledige review lezen