Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2017 Speaker Series
CONSPIRACY THEORY – CONSPIRACY FACT: Understanding a perplexing social phenomenon
Lecture: “Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not Out to Get You: Anti-Government Conspiracy Theories in American History”
Speaker: Kathryn Olmsted is author of multiple books on US and California history, including Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and FBI (1996), Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11 (2009), and Right Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism (2015). Her research develops one of the central themes of 20th-century US history: the influence of anticommunism on American politics and policy.
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