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The United States of paranoia : a conspiracy theory / Jesse Walker.

Authors: Walker, Jesse, 1970-
Call number: 973 WAL
Publication: New York : Harper, [2013]
Publication date: [2013]
Subject: National characteristics, American.
Paranoia -- Political aspects -- United States.
Paranoia -- Social aspects -- United States.
Conspiracy theories -- United States.
Political culture -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Civilization.
Title: The United States of paranoia : a conspiracy theory / Jesse Walker.
Edition: First edition.
Physical description: 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents note: Primal myths -- The paranoid style is American politics -- The devil in the wilderness -- The devil next door -- The beast below -- Puppeteers -- Conspiracies of angels -- Modern fear -- The water's gate -- The legend of John Todd -- Operation Mindfuck -- The ghost of Rambo -- The demonic cafeteria -- Everything is a clue -- The monster at the end of this book.
Summary note: Presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-421) and index.
ISBN: 9780062135551 (hbk.)
0062135554 (hbk.)
LCCN: 2013011426
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Bib No.: 1451127

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