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Republic of Lies

American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

by Anna Merlan

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Republic of Lies
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American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power
Author
Anna Merlan

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Blends historical analysis with on-the-ground reporting to examine the relevance of modern conspiracy theories, discussing how contemporary social conditions have created a climate of alienation and resentment that fuels suspicion and paranoia.