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

Authors: Kay, Jonathan
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: PSY031000, POL000000, SOC026040
ISBN: 9780062079343, Related ISBNs: 0062079344, 9780062004819, 9780062079343
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 368,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From 9/11 conspiracy theorists and UFO obsessives tothe cult of Ayn Rand and Birthercrusaders, America is suffering from an explosion in post-rationalistideological movements. In Among the Truthers,journalist Jonathan Kay offers a thoughtful and sobering look at how socialnetworking and Web-based video sharing have engendered a flourishing of new conspiracism. Kay details the sociological profiles of tenbrands of modern conspiracists—the Failed Historian,the Mid-Life Crack-Up, the Damaged Survivor, the Campus Revolutionary, theStoner, the Clinical Case, the Puzzle Solver, the Christian Doomsayer, the CosmicVoyager, and the Egomaniac—in a compelling exploration of America’s departurefrom reason and what it means for the very future of rational discourse as thenation steps further into the 21st century.
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