The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory

The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory

Jesse Walker

Jesse Walker’s the U.S. of Paranoia offers a finished historical past of conspiracy theories in American tradition and politics, from the colonial period to the struggle on Terror.

The worry of intrigue and subversion doesn’t exist simply at the fringes of society, yet has continuously been a part of our nationwide id. while such stories takes carry, Walker argues, they mirror the anxieties and reviews of the folks who think them, whether they are saying not anything actual in regards to the gadgets of the theories themselves.

With in depth learn and a deadpan humorousness, Jesse Walker’s The usa of Paranoia combines the rigor of actual background with the punch of pulp fiction.

This variation comprises primary-source documentation within the kind of archival pictures, cartoons, and movie stills chosen through the author.

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