It's A Conspiracy: What Theories Tell Us About Society And Ourselves

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Matt McCleskey
It's A Conspiracy: What Theories Tell Us About Society And Ourselves

From the Salem witch trials to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we consider the history and current state of conspiracies, and ask what the anxieties they reflect tell us about ourselves.

Conspiracy theories are often thought of as a fringe element in American society. But they've played an integral role in politics and culture from the earliest days of our nation's founding. From the Salem witch trials to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we consider the history and current state of conspiracies and ask what the anxieties they reflect tell us about ourselves.

Guests

Jesse Walker

author 'The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory'; books editor, Reason magazine

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