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Author Nancy Rosenblum: “A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy”
May 20, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Author Nancy Rosenblum will speak on her co-authored book, “A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy.”
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,” authors 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. Filled with vivid examples, “A Lot of People Are Saying” diagnoses a defining and disorienting feature of today’s politics and offers a guide to responding to the threat.
Nancy Rosenblum is the Senator Joseph Clark Research Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government at Harvard University. Her books include “Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America” and “On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship.”
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press.
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.