Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia

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Conspiracy theories don’t just exist on the fringes of society—they’ve has always been part of our national identity, argues Jesse Walker. He presents a history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror. The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory shows how they reflect the anxieties and experiences of the people who believe them, even if they’ve unfounded and untrue.