The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory

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Jesse Walker s The United States of Paranoia presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror.

The fear of intrigue and subversion doesn t exist only on the fringes of society, but has always been part of our national identity. When such tales takes hold, Walker argues, they reflect the anxieties and experiences of the people who believe them, even if they say nothing true about the objects of the theories themselves.

With intensive research and a deadpan sense of humor, Jesse Walker s The United States of Paranoia combines the rigor of real history with the punch of pulp fiction.

This edition includes primary-source documentation in the form of archival photographs, cartoons, and film stills selected by the author.

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"Prepare to be amazed."--Jeet Heer, author of "In Love with Art"

"A superb analysis of American paranoia...terrific, measured, objective."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Prepare to be amazed."--Jeet Heer, author of In Love with Art

"Free-floating fear and half-baked ideas about what's really going on have been a more significant part of American history than is generally accepted, according to Jesse Walker's thorough, meticulously researched book."--Vice

"Oddly entertaining...Walker quickly demolishes [Richard Hofstadter's "The Paranoid Style in American Politics]. It's all too rare to come upon a writer willing to attack the sacred cows of the right and left with equal amounts of intelligence and flair."--Los Angeles Times

"First there was "A People's History of the United States." Now there's a paranoid's history, with Jesse Walker revealing that normal, sensible citizens have been conspiracy nuts ever since our nation's beginning."--Debbie Nathan, author of Sybil Exposed

A superb analysis of American paranoia terrific, measured, objective. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Prepare to be amazed. --Jeet Heer, author of In Love with Art"

Free-floating fear and half-baked ideas about what s really going on have been a more significant part of American history than is generally accepted, according to Jesse Walker s thorough, meticulously researched book. --Vice"

Oddly entertaining...Walker quickly demolishes [Richard Hofstadter s The Paranoid Style in American Politics]. It s all too rare to come upon a writer willing to attack the sacred cows of the right and left with equal amounts of intelligence and flair. --Los Angeles Times"

First there was "A People s History of the United States." Now there s a paranoid s history, with Jesse Walker revealing that normal, sensible citizens have been conspiracy nuts ever since our nation s beginning. --Debbie Nathan, author of Sybil Exposed"

First there was A People s History of the United States. Now there s a paranoid s history, with Jesse Walker revealing that normal, sensible citizens have been conspiracy nuts ever since our nation s beginning. --Debbie Nathan, author of Sybil Exposed"

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