Paranoia for Fun and Profit in Recent American Culture:
documents & links
Chip Berlet essays on the Conspiracist Subculture
Clinton, Conspiracism, and Civil Society
Post 9/11 Conspiracism
Articles on particular topics -- pick 2 or 3 topics that interest you
Medical "cover-ups" and "hoaxes"
Autism and the anti-immunization movement
HIV and AIDs
The fluoridation controversy continues
The Clinton Body Count
New World Order
The CIA-Contra-Crack Conspiracy (Theory?)
" -- the original series from the
San Jose Mercury News
Columbia Journalism Review
on the "Dark Alliance" controversy
article on the death of reporter Gary Webb
The Satanism Scare
Debbie Nathan, "
The Ritual Sex Abuse Hoax
web site: "
Michelle Remembers: Fiction, not Fact
The 'Ritual Abuse' Panic
Fiona Steel, "
The West Memphis Three: Did Satanists Murder 3 Boys?
Obituary of Anton LaVey, founder of the "Church of Satan."
A DEVIL OF A TIME: How Is the Church of Satan Getting Along? Not So Hot
The mainstreaming of Biblical prophecy and other former fringe beliefs
Resources on the Rapture and J.N. Darby's system
Jack Chick, "
" (comic book pamphlet on H'ween as Satanist conspiracy)
Pins and Needles
Two helpful articles suggested by a student in the course
Make believe: The strange world of conspiracy theorists
(review of Barkun,
Culture of Conspiracy
Conspiracy theories and paranoia: Notes from a mind-control conference
More for those who are interested:
," web site of all-purpose conspiracist Alex Jones
National Center for Reason and Justice
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
online archive on the Oklahoma City bombing
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "
Young Goodman Brown
," 19th-c. short story with much insight into present controversies
British report debunking satanic ritual abuse prosecutions