Among the Truthers (Hardcover)

A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground

By Jonathan Kay

Harper, 9780062004819, 340pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2011



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 Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground

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