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020    0292743793 (cloth : alkaline paper) 
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050 00 E839.5|b.D44 2013 
100 1  DeHaven-Smith, Lance. 
245 10 Conspiracy theory in America /|cLance deHaven-Smith. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 Austin :|bUniversity of Texas Press,|c2013. 
300    x, 260 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm. 
336    text|2rdacontent. 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia. 
338    volume|2rdacarrier. 
490 1  Discovering America ;|v6. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246) and 
       index. 
505 0  Introduction: High-Crime Blind -- The Conspiracy-Theory 
       Label -- The American Tradition of Conspiracy Belief -- 
       Conspiracy Denial in the Social Sciences -- The Conspiracy
       -Theory Conspiracy -- State Crimes against Democracy -- 
       Restoring American Democracy -- Appendix: CIA Dispatch 
       1035-960. 
520    "Ever since the Warren Commission concluded that a lone 
       gunman assassinated President John F. Kennedy, people who 
       doubt that finding have been widely dismissed as 
       conspiracy theorists, despite credible evidence that right
       -wing elements in the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service--and 
       possibly even senior government officials--were also 
       involved. Why has suspicion of criminal wrongdoing at the 
       highest levels of government been rejected out-of-hand as 
       paranoid thinking akin to superstition? Conspiracy Theory 
       in America investigates how the Founders' hard-nosed 
       realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct
       --articulated in the Declaration of Independence--has been
       replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy 
       beliefs as ludicrous by definition. Lance deHaven-Smith 
       reveals that the term "conspiracy theory" entered the 
       American lexicon of political speech to deflect criticism 
       of the Warren Commission and traces it back to a CIA 
       propaganda campaign to discredit doubters of the 
       commission's report. He asks tough questions and connects 
       the dots among five decades' worth of suspicious events, 
       including the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, 
       the attempted assassinations of George Wallace and Ronald 
       Reagan, the crimes of Watergate, the Iran-Contra arms-for-
       hostages deal, the disputed presidential elections of 2000
       and 2004, the major defense failure of 9/11, and the 
       subsequent anthrax letter attacks. Sure to spark intense 
       debate about the truthfulness and trustworthiness of our 
       government, Conspiracy Theory in America offers a powerful
       reminder that a suspicious, even radically suspicious, 
       attitude toward government is crucial to maintaining our 
       democracy."--Publisher's website. 
650  0 Conspiracies|zUnited States|xHistory. 
650  0 Conspiracy theories|zUnited States|xHistory. 
650  0 Political culture|zUnited States|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Political culture|zUnited States|xHistory|y21st century. 
651  0 United States|xPolitics and government|y1945-1989. 
651  0 United States|xPolitics and government|y1989- 
830  0 Discovering America series ;|v6. 
935    9780292743793 
935    0292743793 
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948    MARCIVE Processed 2014 
948    Approval batch 
948    jlee1 04/22 oclc worldcat holding update 
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