Enemies Within Essay

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Enemies Within Enemies Within The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America Robert Alan Goldberg YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS NEW HAVEN & LONDON Copyright © 2001 by Yale University. All rights reserved. This book may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, including illustrations, in any form (beyond that copying permitted by Sections 107 and 108 of the U.S. Copyright Law and except by reviewers for the public press), without written permission from the publishers. Designed by James Johnson and set in Swift Roman, Gill Sans, and Crackhouse types by Achorn Graphic Services, Inc. Printed in the United States of America by R. R. Donnelley & Sons. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Goldberg, Robert Alan, 1949– Enemies within : the culture of conspiracy in modern America / Robert A. Goldberg p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-300-09000-5 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Conspiracies—United States—History. 2. United States—Social conditions. 3. United States—Politics and government. I. Title. HV6285 .G65 2001 973—dc21 200100008 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Annie Contents Preface ix chapter 1. An American Tradition 1 chapter 2. The Master Conspiracy 22 chapter 3. The Rise of the Antichrist 66 chapter 4. The View from the Grassy Knoll 105 chapter 5. Jewish Devils and the War on Black America 150 chapter 6. The Roswell Incident 189 chapter 7. Mainstreaming Conspiracism 232 Notes 261 Bibliography 289 Index 339 Preface An examination of history reveals a persistent thread of convenient tragedy linked to the turning points of the fates of nations. And, in the smoke

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