A Lot of People Are Saying
The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy
Princeton UP, 2019
A disconcerting view of what happens when politics become detached from reality.
Donald Trump’s battle cry of “fake news” put conspiracism at political center stage. In contrast to classic conspiracy theories, the new conspiracism doesn’t even try to amass evidence in support of its claims. It just repeats sound bites and relentlessly attacks democratic institutions. Professors of politics Russell Muirhead and Nancy L. Rosenblum show how the new conspiracism erodes democracy. It affects not only political engagement, but, also, people’s personal lives. Their book is a rallying cry for resistance against the new conspiracists’ appropriation of common sense and reality.
About the Author
Russell Muirhead is the Robert Clements Professor of Democracy and Politics at Dartmouth College. Nancy L. Rosenblum is the Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government at Harvard University.
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