I want to recommend a book I just started reading last night: "Suspicious Minds," by Rob Brotherton. As is usual, I read first the chapter that stuck out -- Chapter 5, The Paranoid Fringe. It takes a useful critical look at the seminal article by Richard Hofstadter -- "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" -- and also runs to ground a plausible origin of 'tinfoil hats.'
The book is written in a wry conversational tone, and is not on the surface a ''scholarly" read thick with endless foo
From the blog "Friends and Foes"
Youtube viewers who use the service through a Google account will be somewhat familiar with how the page presents 'content' that you might enjoy watching.
-- and sometimes it recommends videos from new-to-you accounts ...
With my interest in conspiracy theories, and my subscription to David Seaman and Styxhexenhammer, Youtube seems to think I want more of similar accounts.
And, so, courtesy of The Algorithm, one of Jordan Sather's newest videos, which draws together se