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A Lot of People Are Saying - The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy (Hardcover) Loot Price: R381
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A Lot of People Are Saying - The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy (Hardcover): Nancy L. Rosenblum, Russell Muirhead

A Lot of People Are Saying - The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy (Hardcover)

Nancy L. Rosenblum, Russell Muirhead

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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, 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 oea lot of people are saying ) and bare assertion ( oerigged! ). 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 (TM)s politics and offers a guide to responding to the threat.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Nancy L. Rosenblum • Russell Muirhead
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-18883-6
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Controversial knowledge
Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Controversial knowledge > Conspiracy theories
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Democracy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
LSN: 0-691-18883-1
Barcode: 9780691188836

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