Join in for the first of a two-part episode that is both depressing and fun. Danny Anderson is joined once again by Jordan Poss for a discussion about conspiracy theories. Jordan’s expertise in history provides an illuminating (not illuminati) framework and taxonomy for a great discussion about conspiracies past and present. From Nero to 9/11 Trutherism, conspiracy theorists have always been with us. What can we ignorant sheeple learn from our enlightened brethren as we seek to understand the paranoid style of the conspiratorial mind?
Links for your illumination:
“The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” by Richard Hofstadter:
Among the Truthers, by Jonathan Kay
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The United States of Paranoia, by Jessie Walker
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Voodoo Histories, by David Aaronovitch