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

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

Jonathan Kay


From September 11 conspiracy theorists and alien ship obsessives tothe cult of Ayn Rand and Birthercrusaders, the United States is being affected by an explosion in post-rationalistideological hobbies. In Among the Truthers,journalist Jonathan Kay bargains a considerate and sobering examine how socialnetworking and Web-based video sharing have engendered a flourishing of recent conspiracism. Kay info the sociological profiles of tenbrands of recent conspiracists—the Failed Historian,the Mid-Life Crack-Up, the broken Survivor, the Campus progressive, theStoner, the scientific Case, the Puzzle Solver, the Christian Doomsayer, the CosmicVoyager, and the Egomaniac—in a compelling exploration of America’s departurefrom cause and what it capacity for the very way forward for rational discourse as thenation steps additional into the 21st century.

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