Friday, March 06, 2015

The Paranoid Style With Jesse Walker

It’s a midweek special edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to discuss the vital issues of the day. Topics included:HWXLogo_Edit
- Analysis of the entrance music for Republican Presidential candidates at the recent CPAC conference
- Tryout of some sound effects to be used for future HWX shows during the election season
- Another Earth Day tip from Mike Nelson of
We were also joined by guest named Jesse who’s obsessed with conspiracy theories. And it’s NOT Jesse Ventura. Instead it’s the great Jesse Walker, he’s the books editor at Reason magazine and author of the book, The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory. We have a rollicking discussion about the undercurrent of the “paranoid style” throughout American history, the archetypes that conspiracies tend to follow, and why this type of thinking is more of a feature than a bug of human psychology. Please Support Ricochet by Supporting our Sponsors
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