Colin Kidd: Republican Conspiracism, 6 January 2022
Show More A Conspiratorial Life: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society and the Revolution of American Conservatism by Edward H. Miller.
Chicago, 456 pp., £24, January, 978 0 226 44886 2Show More
“... QAnon, birtherism, Biden’s election ‘steal’.In the early 1960s, the historian Richard Hofstadter identified a ‘paranoid style’ in American political culture. The Whigs of the mid-19th century had emerged, at least in part, out of the Anti-Masonic Party, and the Republican Party that succeeded the Whigs in the 1850s was not only hostile to the ...”