Monday, August 22, 2005

Reading for the week of Aug. 23-25

This week you should be working through the first set of readings in the grid, "Introduction: Defining Conspiracy Theory." I will repost the list here, with links to the web readings:

•Richard Hofstadter, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" (web)
•Knight, Conspiracy Nation, introduction, chaps. 1, 2, 3, 6, 9
•Barkun, Culture of Conspiracy, chaps. 1& 2
• Jeffrey L. Pasley, "Conspiracy Theory and American Exceptionalism from the Revolution to Roswell"(web)
•Nancy L. Schultz, ed., Fear Itself, pp. 3-50 (reserve)