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Among the Truthers : A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground (First edition)

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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 conspiraciststhe 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 Egomaniacin a compelling exploration of Americas 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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Product Details
0062004816 / 9780062004819
xxiii, 340 pages
24 cm