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Among the Truthers

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Among the Truthers

A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground

By Jonathan Kay

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780062004819, 340pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2011

Description
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 conspiracists the 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 Egomaniac in a compelling exploration of America's departurefrom reason and what it means for the very future of rational discourse as thenation steps further into the 21st century.


Praise For Among the Truthers

“A well-researched and provocative account of our most baffling conspiracies.”
-Kirkus Reviews