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The Resource Republic of lies : American conspiracy theorists and their surprising rise to power, Anna Merlan

Republic of lies : American conspiracy theorists and their surprising rise to power, Anna Merlan

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Republic of lies : American conspiracy theorists and their surprising rise to power
Title
Republic of lies
Title remainder
American conspiracy theorists and their surprising rise to power
Statement of responsibility
Anna Merlan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting tour through the landscape and meaning of modern conspiracy theories, exploring the causes and tenacity of this American malady, from Birthers to Pizzagate and beyond. American society has always been fertile ground for conspiracy theories, but with the election of Donald Trump, previously outlandish ideas suddenly attained legitimacy. Trump himself is a conspiracy enthusiast: from his claim that global warming is a Chinese hoax to the accusations of "fake news," he has fanned the flames of suspicion. But it was not by the power of one man alone that these ideas gained new power. Republic of Lies looks beyond the caricatures of conspiracy theorists to explain their tenacity. Without lending the theories validity, Anna Merlan gives a nuanced, sympathetic account of the people behind them, across the political spectrum, and the circumstances that helped them take hold. The lack of a social safety net, inadequate education, bitter culture wars, and years of economic insecurity have created large groups of people who feel forgotten by their government and even besieged by it. Our contemporary conditions are a perfect petri dish for conspiracy movements: a durable, permanent, elastic climate of alienation and resentment. All the while, an army of politicians and conspiracy-peddlers has fanned the flames of suspicion to serve their own ends. Bringing together penetrating historical analysis and gripping on-the-ground reporting, Republic of Lies transforms our understanding of American paranoia
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merlan, Anna
Dewey number
001.90973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6275
LC item number
.M47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Political culture
  • United States
Label
Republic of lies : American conspiracy theorists and their surprising rise to power, Anna Merlan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- False times -- "None of it is crazy" -- Nocturnal pizza party -- False flags -- Useful murders -- Medical oddities -- A natural man -- White nationalist cookout -- The politics of UFOs -- Conspiracism is for everyone : the Deep State and Russiagate -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781250159052
Lccn
2018038066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1033645334
  • (OCoLC)1033645334
Label
Republic of lies : American conspiracy theorists and their surprising rise to power, Anna Merlan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- False times -- "None of it is crazy" -- Nocturnal pizza party -- False flags -- Useful murders -- Medical oddities -- A natural man -- White nationalist cookout -- The politics of UFOs -- Conspiracism is for everyone : the Deep State and Russiagate -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781250159052
Lccn
2018038066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1033645334
  • (OCoLC)1033645334

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