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The Resource A lot of people are saying : the new conspiracism and the assault on democracy, Russell Muirhead, Nancy L. Rosenblum

A lot of people are saying : the new conspiracism and the assault on democracy, Russell Muirhead, Nancy L. Rosenblum

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A lot of people are saying : the new conspiracism and the assault on democracy
Title
A lot of people are saying
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the new conspiracism and the assault on democracy
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Russell Muirhead, Nancy L. Rosenblum
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eng
Summary
Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new - conspiracy without theory. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government with the election of Donald Trump. Russell Muirhead and Nancy Rosenblum show how the new conspiracism differs from classic conspiracy theory, why so few officials speak truth to conspiracy, and what needs to be done to resist it. Classic conspiracy theory insists that things are not what they seem and gathers evidence - especially facts ominously withheld by official sources - to tease out secret machinations. The new conspiracism is different. There is no demand for evidence, no dots revealed to form a pattern, no close examination of shadowy plotters. Dispensing with the burden of explanation, the new conspiracism imposes its own reality through repetition (exemplified by the Trump catchphrase "a lot of people are saying") and bare assertion ("rigged!"). The new conspiracism targets democratic foundations - political parties and knowledge-producing institutions. It makes it more difficult to argue, persuade, negotiate, compromise, and even to disagree. Ultimately, it delegitimates democracy. Filled with vivid examples, A Lot of People Are Saying diagnoses a defining and disorienting feature of today's politics and offers a guide to responding to the threat
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YDX
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1965-
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Muirhead, Russell
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1947-
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Rosenblum, Nancy L.
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  • United States
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Democracy
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A lot of people are saying : the new conspiracism and the assault on democracy, Russell Muirhead, Nancy L. Rosenblum
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Section III. Defending democracy.
  • Speaking truth.
  • Conclusion: The crisis of democracy
  • Section I. The new conspiracism.
  • Conspiracy without theory
  • It's true enough
  • Presidential conspiracism
  • Section II. Delegitimating democracy.
  • Political parties
  • Knowledge
  • Who owns reality?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 211 pages
Isbn
9780691188836
Lccn
2018957712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1051134167
  • 681971
  • (OCoLC)1051134167
Label
A lot of people are saying : the new conspiracism and the assault on democracy, Russell Muirhead, Nancy L. Rosenblum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Section III. Defending democracy.
  • Speaking truth.
  • Conclusion: The crisis of democracy
  • Section I. The new conspiracism.
  • Conspiracy without theory
  • It's true enough
  • Presidential conspiracism
  • Section II. Delegitimating democracy.
  • Political parties
  • Knowledge
  • Who owns reality?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 211 pages
Isbn
9780691188836
Lccn
2018957712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1051134167
  • 681971
  • (OCoLC)1051134167

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