Monday, March 13, 2017
The Paranoid Style in American Politics: An Essay: from The Paranoid Style in American Politics (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short)
author: Richard Hofstadter
average rating: 4.60
book published: 1964
read at: 2016/11/15
date added: 2017/03/13
'The Paranoid Style in American Politics: An Essay: from the Paranoid Style in American Politics' by Richard Hofstadter is a Vintage Books reprint. It shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
First published in 1964, the essay is certainly biased towards the left since it is showing the rise of extremism in the Conservative Party. The book talks about fringe groups and goes back quite a ways in history to show that they have been with us for a long time. They don't seem likely to go away anytime soon. From the responses to President Kennedy's assassination to those who think that fluoride in water is done to promote socialism. There are examples from speeches from 1951, 1895, 1855 and 1798.
I started this book while the US election was still in full swing. It was enlightening to read as I viewed what I considered to be fringe groups on both sides. We have endured in spite of these groups, so I suppose there is comfort to be taken here.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Vintage, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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