The United States of paranoia: A conspiracy theory
28,99 $

The united states of paranoia: a conspiracy theory

JESSE WALKER


The United States of paranoia: A conspiracy theory

JESSE WALKER

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Livre en anglais
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Résumé
This is a remarkably comprehensive, wide-ranging look at the way American culture, politics, religion, and social structure have been affected by conspiracy stories. Here you’ll find tales of Mormon conspiracies, the Salem witch trials, the Illuminati, satanists, the 1980s rash of bogus claims of child molestation (especially the famous McMartin case), the Church of the SubGenius, and, oh, so many more. Author Walker’s intent is neither to ridicule nor debunk but simply to explore: How does an idea take hold, grow, permeate the culture? Sometimes it happens by accident: Illuminatus!, a satiric trilogy of novels published in the mid-1970s, led to a surge in interest in the (supposedly) real ­Illuminati—what was essentially a joke led to the spread of a very serious conspiracy theory. Sometimes, of course, an idea spreads because people want it to spread: John Todd, whose own story would make a fascinating book all by itself, spent his life aggressively promoting an elaborate conspiracy theory (which involved, among other elements, Ayn Rand and Charles Manson as puppets of the Illuminati). A lively, extremely interesting, and occasionally more than slightly scary book. --David Pitt
Détails
Titre
The United States of paranoia: A conspiracy theory
Auteur
Éditeur
Prix
28,99 $
Sujet
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Date de publication
2013-08-28
ISBN
9780062135551
Code Interne
1420250
Numéro de produit
245515412

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