Monday, August 19, 2013

"This Is a Book about America's Demons"

"Americans fear mobs: They are the dark force lurking inside 'Enemy Below' conspiracy theories, one of several categories of 'primal myths' Walker explores. Over time, blacks, immigrant laborers and Jewish radicals have all been the protagonists in imagined 'Enemy Below' conspiracy theories. A mythical group of black intellectuals called 'The Organization' was said to be behind the 1965 Watts riots, Walker writes."

Hector Tobar in the Los Angeles Times reviews Jesse Walker's The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory.

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