Tag Archives: The Paranoid Style in American Politics (1964)

The Natural State of Paranoia

There’s being foolishly naïve, and then there’s being cautiously trusting of others, and then there’s being skeptical but intelligent about it, and then there’s being cynical, followed by being bitter and holding a grudge against the world. The next step … Continue reading

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Watching the Flame-Out

Trying to get your party’s nomination to be the one who runs for president – against that evil awful person from the other party – can be demoralizing. Some candidacies don’t last long. Howard Dean was gone with one scream, … Continue reading

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Close Enough

Richard Hofstadter died in 1970 and was a man for the fifties and sixties, so he shouldn’t matter. But in his day he was quite the public intellectual, back it the day when we had those, that brief time in … Continue reading

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