Rosenblum, Nancy L.
A Lot of People Are Saying
The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy
Aims and Scope
How the new conspiracists are undermining democracy—and what can be done about it
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. In A Lot of People Are Saying, Russell Muirhead and Nancy Rosenblum show how the new conspiracism differs from classic conspiracy theory, how it undermines democracy, and what needs to be done to resist it.
- PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
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"If there is one industry that has increased its productivity in recent years, it is the manufacture and marketing of conspiracies. Muirhead and Rosenblum brilliantly analyze how this happened and why it is a problem for our democracy."—E. J. Dionne Jr., coauthor of One Nation After Trump
"[Muirhead and Rosenblum] are convincing in their argument that there is something different afoot in the world of conspiracy and that danger lies ahead if we don't confront it with truth and action."—Kirkus Reviews
"Timely and insightful."—Lee Drutman, Washington Monthly