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Rand Paul proudly carries the torch for paranoia

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Rand Paul proudly carries the torch for paranoia

The Globe and Mail ^ | June 3, 2015 | Konrad Yakabuski

Posted on 6/4/2015, 10:11:42 AM by rickmichaels

It has been 50 years since historian Richard Hofstadter named the peculiar strain of American politics that allows for otherwise mainstream politicians to veer into conspiracy theories. He called it “the paranoid style” because no other word “adequately evokes the sense of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness and conspiratorial fantasy that I have in mind.”

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