EP 141: The Paranoid States of America

This week Patrick invites guest author, history professor, and podcaster, Aaron Gulyas on the show to discuss his book Conspiracy Theories: The Roots, Themes, and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives

Patrick picks Aaron brain on how these narratives have always been part of the undercurrent in American culture and politics.  When did they stop being something fun to peek at in zines and message boards? How have they transformed over the decades?  Finally, how has social media mutated them into something more sinister and infected the mainstream in the past two decades?  

Show notes

Conspiracy Theories: The Roots, Themes, and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives

The Chaos Conundrum

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

Project Archivist Ep-221 Aaron Gulyas and Conspiracy Theories

Paranoia is America’s national religion: Wingnuts, gun culture & the disturbing cost of living in constant fear

Sean Wilentz: Trump Ushers in the Age of American Paranoia

The Saucer Life Podcast

 

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