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Among the Truthers

A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground

by (author) Jonathan Kay

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
May 2011
Category
General, Social Theory, Social Psychology
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554686308
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $32.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443408288
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780062004819
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $27.99 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554686315
    Publish Date
    May 2012
    List Price
    $19.99

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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.

About the author

JONATHAN KAY is a managing editor, columnist and blogger at Canada's National Post newspaper. His freelance articles have appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper's, Commentary magazine, Salon, Reader's Digest and Newsweek. He is a visiting fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C. His first book, The Volunteer, co-authored with Michael Ross, became a top-ten bestseller in 2007.

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Editorial Reviews

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

<em>Kirkus Reviews</em>

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