Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I through 9/11 by Kathryn S. Olmsted (2013)
Olmsted demonstrates that it was only in the 20th century that strange and unlikely conspiracy theories became central to American politics.
This Reading Room recommendation is offered in conjunction with the Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society; Real Enemies performance, part of the Cal Performances at Home Fall Season.
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