Skip Willman's Conspiracy Nation

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The author argues that the Tea Party movement flocks towards conspiracy theories, as a way to hide structural inequalities which help the rich to maintain their wealth. However, in the chapter “Spinning Paranoia” in the book Conspiracy Nation by Skip Willman, the authors argue that conspiracy theorist and their opponents, who claim to be defending common sense, tend to have a lot more in common than is realized. He further states that contingency theory, which attempts to contain conspiracy theory is a sort of conspiracy theory in its own right, in that they both work to support for the symbolic order. Demonstrating that Berlet is not aware of the fact that his arguments about the Tea Party also back hierarchical power structures. For example,
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