Among the Truthers A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground

ISBN-10: 0062004816

ISBN-13: 9780062004819

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jonathan Kay

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From 9/11 conspiracy theorists and UFO obsessives to the cult of Ayn Rand and Birther crusaders, America is suffering from an explosion in post-rationalist ideological movements. In Among the Truthers, journalist Jonathan Kay offers a thoughtful and sobering look at how social networking and Web-based video sharing have engendered a flourishing of new conspiracism. Kay details the sociological profiles of ten brands of modern conspiracists-the Failed Historian, the Mid-Life Crack-Up, the Damaged Survivor, the Campus Revolutionary, the Stoner, the Clinical Case, the Puzzle Solver, the Christian Doomsayer, the Cosmic Voyager, and the Egomaniac-in a compelling exploration of America's departure from reason and what it means for the very future of rational discourse as the nation steps further into the 21st century.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/17/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Michael Ross was an agent in the Mossad from 1988-2001, tracking terrorists all over the world. He lives in Vancouver, Ontario.Jonathan Kay is both the managing editor and an op-ed columnist for the National Post. His reporting has earned him two National Newspaper Awards. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Introduction: Stumbling on the Truthers
Don't Call Them �Nutbars�
Some Caveats
The Truth Movement and Its Ancestors
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�
Warrant for Genocide, Blueprint for Paranoia
A Dark Fairy Tale
Boundless Evil
Cui Bono?
Covering Their Tracks
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
�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
Meet the Truthers
Why They Believe: A Psychological Field Guide to Conspiracists
The Midlife Crisis Case
The Failed Historian
The Damaged Survivor
The Cosmic Voyager
The Clinical Conspiracist
The Crank
The Evangelical Doomsayer
The Firebrand
The Church of Conspiracism
Enter Satan
The Devil's Legacy
Lives of the Prophets
The Cultic Milieu
Accessories to Trutherdom
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
Tin-Foil Mortarboards: Conspiracism's Ivy League Enablers
Jacques Derrida's Hall of Mirrors
Among the Antiracists
Lessons from the Yale Law Journal
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
Confronting Conspiracism
A Pound of Cure
An Ounce of Prevention
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