YANSS 087 – The Paranoid States of America

In this episode, we explore why Americans love conspiracy theories, how they flourish, how they harm, and what they say about the culture.

Jesse WalkerJesse Walker is the books editor for Reason Magazine and author of the new book, The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory. Walker’s articles can be seen in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many others. He blogs at The Perpetual Three Dot Column.

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