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The United States of paranoia : a conspiracy theory

Author: Jesse Walker
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror. It is a history of America's demons that stretches from the seventeenth century to today, and lays out five conspiracy narratives that recur in American politics and popular culture. 1693: Cotton Mather suggests that the spirits attacking Salem are allied with the colony's human  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Walker
ISBN: 9780062135551 0062135554
OCLC Number: 827259926
Description: 434 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Primal myths. The paranoid style is American politics --
The devil in the wilderness --
The devil next door --
The beast below --
Puppeteers --
Conspiracies of angels --
pt. II. Modern fear. The water's gate --
The legend of John Todd --
Operation Mindfuck --
The ghost of Rambo --
The demonic cafeteria --
Everything is a clue --
The monster at the end of this book.
Responsibility: Jesse Walker.


Tells the history of America's demons. This book lays out five conspiracy narratives that keep recurring in American politics and popular culture, zeroing in on particular examples from the  Read more...


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"A superb analysis of American paranoia...terrific, measured, objective." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Prepare to be amazed." -- Jeet Heer, author of In Love with Art "Free-floating fear Read more...

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