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Conspiracy Denial in the U.S. Media by Lance deHaven-Smith

Publisher’s Weekly :: Conspiracy Theory in America     Conspiracy Theory in America by Lance deHaven-Smith Buy It Now Publisher’s Weekly reviewed Lance deHaven Smith’s forthcoming book Conspiracy Theory in America:DeHaven-Smith (The Hidden Teachings of Jesus) offers an intriguing take on the origins and implications of conspiracy theories and the paranoid mindset itself in this accessible academic study. The author, a professor of public administration and policy at Florida State University, provocatively argues that conspiracy theories, far from being merely the stuff of outlier fantasy, have played a major role in the formation of U.S. history; the Founding Fathers, he insists, developed a kind of protoconspiracy theory as a means to justify revolution, citing the abuses of King George as “proof he was plotting to subject the colonies to ‘an absolute tyranny.’” And of course no … Read entire article »

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