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Among the truthers : a journey through America's growing conspiracist underground

Author: Jonathan Kay
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"America is awash with conspiracy theories, and the shared view of reality we once took for granted has been permanently shattered. Jonathan Kay uses the 9/11 Truth movement as a springboard to examine this fragmented national mindset"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Kay
ISBN: 0062004816 9780062004819 0062004867 9780062004864
OCLC Number: 670475861
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I The Truth Movement and Its Ancestors --
1. American Conspiracism: A Brief History ; Programmed for Conspiracy ; Populism and Paranoia: How Politics Shaped American Conspiracism ; The Men in Black: How Technology Shaped American Conspiracism ; The Emergence of "Flowchart Conspiracism" --
2. Warrant for Genocide, Blueprint for Paranoia ; A Dark Fairy Tale ; Singularity ; Boundless Evil ; Incumbency ; Greed ; Cui Bono? ; Hypercompetence ; Covering Their Tracks --
3. False Flags and Lava Lamps: The Birth of a Conspiracy Movement ; Ken Jenkins: Videographer, Flower Child, Truther ; Operation Northwoods and Its Legacy ; Project for the New American Century: A Modern Northwoods --
4."Show Me the Birth Certificate": Conspiracism in the Age of Obama ; Joseph Farah: Birther Extraordinaire ; Drinking Tea in Nashville ; Enter the False Prophet ; Glenn Beck and the New Populism --
pt. II Meet the Truthers --
5. Why They Believe: A Psychological Field Guide to Conspiracies ; The Midlife Crisis Case ; The Failed Historian ; The Damaged Survivor ; The Cosmic Voyager ; The Clinical Conspiracist ; The Crank ; The Evangelical Doomsayer ; The Firebrand. 6. The Church of Conspiracism ; Enter Satan ; The Devil's Legacy ; Lives of the Prophets ; The Cultic Milieu --
pt. III Accessories to Trutherdom --
7. Democratizing Paranoia: How the Web Revolutionized Conspiracism ; The Legacy of Flight 800 ; Muckraking 2.0 ; Through the Internet's Looking Glass ; The Revolution Will Be Televised ; History Belongs to the YouTube Victors --
8. Tin-Foil Mortarboards: Conspiracism's Ivy League Enablers ; Jacques Derrida's Hall of Mirrors ; Among the Antiracists ; Lessons from the Yale Law Journal --
9. The Protocols Revisited: The New Face of Anti-Semitic Conspiracism ; Showdown in the Bowery ; Conspiracism's Hateful Sidekick ; A New Home on the Left ; The 9/11 Effect ; Jews Drift Right --
10. Confronting Conspiracism ; A Pound of Cure ; An Ounce of Prevention.
Responsibility: Jonathan Kay.

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"America is awash with conspiracy theories, and the shared view of reality we once took for granted has been permanently shattered. Jonathan Kay uses the 9/11 Truth movement as a springboard to examine this fragmented national mindset"--Provided by publisher.

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