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American Hysteria: The Untold Story of Mass Political Extremism in the United States

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Savvy political and historical analysis with narrative punch, this debut of a new commentator on the American political scene looks at pivotal moments in our history when political outliers moved to the center, getting support from the general populace and those in power. From the Anti-Illuminati movement in the early Republic to the effort to ban Sharia law today, Burt sh ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 2015 by Taylor Trade Publishing
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Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book makes some critical distinctions about periods of political hysteria in U.S. history: The Illuminati, the Anti-Masons, the Red Scare, McCarthyism (not including Mortimer Snerd [ha ha]), and The U.S. after 9/11. The author points out that hysterical movements actually represent a fear of the loss of prestige by whatever group is promoting or reacting to the hysteria. Often these hysterical movements will be laughed at—or at least dismissed—by most of the population, but if they’re not t ...more
Jordan
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read it for a class on Interdisciplinary Studies. The lens for that class was political hysteria in American society. I loved this book, but it can be a little depressing to see how easily fellow humans can turn against each other out of fear. Really well written. There are a few minor gaps in the logic. I look forward to reading more books in the future from this author. He was quite young when he wrote this. It's always nice to see writers progress with age. ...more
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“It is neither over-reactionary nor conspiratorial to call into question or ask for transparency about Jade Helm 15 or any other government activity,” Norris wrote in an op-ed for WND.

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