Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where It Comes From (2020)

Conspiracy How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where It Comes From An analysis of conspiracy theories in the West and the impact that they have had The text includes the tale of how the sales of a soft drink plummeted when rumours spread that it caused sterility in b
  • Title: Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where It Comes From
  • Author: Daniel Pipes
  • ISBN: 9780684871110
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • An analysis of conspiracy theories in the West and the impact that they have had The text includes the tale of how the sales of a soft drink plummeted when rumours spread that it caused sterility in black men.
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    1. The author starts off by describing the basic tenants of conspiracy theory thinking, and then devotes several chapters to the history of conspiracy theories starting at the time of the Crusades when they were based on the fear of Jews and of secret societies then the Knights Templar , with various detours throughout the centuries and culminating in the 20th century with the rise of mad conspiracy theorists like Hitler and Stalin, who made conspiracy theories official state policy He then charts [...]

    2. Pipes pisses even people off than his father and he s a bit less talented , but as with Bernard Lewis, who is similarly received by similar people, and that author s Semites and Anti Semites, this book is adjacent to Pipes area of specialization, and thus might appeal to a wider audience, as it deserves It s a fine book, even when making claims that seem off, such as its brief identification of Noam Chomsky as a conspiracy theorist Chomsky is many odious things, but at first it s hard to see wh [...]

    3. About the Author Daniel Pipes obtained a Ph.D in history from Harvard University in 1978 He reads Arabic He was director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute during 1986 93 In 1994 Dr Pipes founded the Middle East Forum, which publishes the Middle East Quarterly and sponsors Campus Watch Daniel is the son of the great Russian scholar, Richard Pipes Overview This book describes the history of political conspiracies and conspiratorial thinking Ironically, imaginary political conspiracies prece [...]

    4. Conservative author bundling together paranoiacs and some viable critics of capitalism to discredit the second In all, not going much beyond author s neocon dogmas.

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