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The Resource Conspiracy theory in America, Lance deHaven-Smith

Conspiracy theory in America, Lance deHaven-Smith

Label
Conspiracy theory in America
Title
Conspiracy theory in America
Statement of responsibility
Lance deHaven-Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since the Warren Commission concluded that a lone gunman assassinated President John F. Kennedy, people who doubt that finding have been widely dismissed as conspiracy theorists, despite credible evidence that right-wing elements in the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service--and possibly even senior government officials--were also involved. Why has suspicion of criminal wrongdoing at the highest levels of government been rejected out-of-hand as paranoid thinking akin to superstition? Conspiracy Theory in America investigates how the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct--articulated in the Declaration of Independence--has been replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition. Lance deHaven-Smith reveals that the term "conspiracy theory" entered the American lexicon of political speech to deflect criticism of the Warren Commission and traces it back to a CIA propaganda campaign to discredit doubters of the commission's report. He asks tough questions and connects the dots among five decades' worth of suspicious events, including the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, the attempted assassinations of George Wallace and Ronald Reagan, the crimes of Watergate, the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages deal, the disputed presidential elections of 2000 and 2004, the major defense failure of 9/11, and the subsequent anthrax letter attacks. Sure to spark intense debate about the truthfulness and trustworthiness of our government, Conspiracy Theory in America offers a powerful reminder that a suspicious, even radically suspicious, attitude toward government is crucial to maintaining our democracy."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeHaven-Smith, Lance
Dewey number
364.10973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E839.5
LC item number
.D44 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Discovering America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conspiracies
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • TRUE CRIME
  • Conspiracies
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
Conspiracy theory in America, Lance deHaven-Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: High-Crime Blind -- The Conspiracy-Theory Label -- The American Tradition of Conspiracy Belief -- Conspiracy Denial in the Social Sciences -- The Conspiracy-Theory Conspiracy -- State Crimes against Democracy -- Restoring American Democracy -- Appendix: CIA Dispatch 1035-960
Control code
846990278
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292749115
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
32c5ebe3-52d6-4766-b5c5-a5122556a7ed
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)846990278
Label
Conspiracy theory in America, Lance deHaven-Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: High-Crime Blind -- The Conspiracy-Theory Label -- The American Tradition of Conspiracy Belief -- Conspiracy Denial in the Social Sciences -- The Conspiracy-Theory Conspiracy -- State Crimes against Democracy -- Restoring American Democracy -- Appendix: CIA Dispatch 1035-960
Control code
846990278
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292749115
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
32c5ebe3-52d6-4766-b5c5-a5122556a7ed
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)846990278

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