ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Jill Lepore traces the history of conspiracy theories and the conditions that allow them to thrive; Tim Crane talks us through whether we have free will or not, and why it is still a problem; Michael Caines looks at non-traditional approaches to criticism


Books

CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND THE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THEM, edited by Joseph E. Uscinski 

CONSPIRACIES OF CONSPIRACIES: How delusions have overrun America, by Thomas Milan Konda  

THE STIGMATIZATION OF CONSPIRACY THEORY SINCE THE 1950s:  ‘A plot to make us look foolish’, by Katharina Thalmann

THE AMERICAN CONSPIRACIES AND COVER-UPS: JFK, 9/11, the Fed, rigged elections, suppressed cancer cures, and the greatest conspiracies of our time, by Douglas Cirignano  

REPUBLIC OF LIES: American conspiracy theorists and their surprising rise to power, by Anna Merlan  

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING:The new conspiracism and the assault on democracy, by Russell Muirhead and Nancy L. Rosenblum  

HARVESTER OF HEARTS: Motherhood under the sign of Frankenstein, by Rachel Feder  

THE HUNDREDS, by Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart  

TUNNEL VISION, by Kevin Breathnach  

ON THE LITERARY MEANS OF REPRESENTING THE POWERFUL AS POWERLESS, by Steven Zultanski  

The Limits of Free Will: Selected essays by Paul Russell 

Aspects of Agency: Decisions, abilities, explanations, and free will by Alfred R. Mele 

Self-Determination: The ethics of action – Volume One by Thomas Pink

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