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Probing the Origins of American Paranoia

By Patrick Murphy*

The argument James Tracy makes in his July 26 article, “The Paranoid Style of American Governance,” is sound, and well worth remembering. It is the government that is paranoid, not the people who wish the government to be put back on the tight leash the Constitution was supposedly written to constrain it with. It is now so big, and so globe-encompassing, that it has “interests” in everyone else’s business, and is terrified when they rankle and tell it to piss off. Likewise, internally; anyone who wishes to see its power reduced is by definition a threat.
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The Paranoid Style of American Governance

This article was originally posted at Memory Hole Blog and Global Research.ca on June 2, 2012.-JFT

In 1964 Harper‘s magazine published the now famous essay, “The Paranoid Style of American Politics,” by historian and public intellectual Richard Hofstadter. Appearing in the wake of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater’s Republican presidential nomination, the tract remains emblematic of liberal anxiety toward serious and in many cases unresolved questions regarding the forces behind American governance. “The Paranoid Style” overall helped establish the term “conspiracy theory” as likely the most powerful epithet in the American political lexicon.  “American politics has often been an arena for angry minds,” Hofstadter wrote.

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Stealth Terror III: Sandy Hook, Terrorist Enclave

By James R. Hanson*

The following is the third installment of an exclusive four part series on memoryholeblog.com probing the relationship between America’s police state and less-understood weather warfare programs. Part I of Stealth Terror may be found here and Part II here. The final installment will appear the week of July 29. -JFT

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Stealth Terror II: Hurricanes, 9/11, and Geoengineering

By James R. Hanson*

The following is the second installment of an exclusive four part series on memoryholeblog.com probing the relationship between America’s police state and less-understood weather warfare programs. Part I of Stealth Terror may be found here. The work will run weekly through July 30. -JFT

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Stealth Terror I: Weather Warfare and the End of America

By James R. Hanson*

The following is the first installment of an exclusive four part series on memoryholeblog.com probing the relationship between America’s police state and less-understood weather warfare programs. The work will run weekly through July 30. -JFT

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Cancel the Cabal, July 3, 2013

James Tracy’s Wednesday July 3rd appearance on Stephen Roberts’ Cancel The Cabal includes a far-reaching discussion addressing the public anxiety surrounding conspiracy research alongside the history of American public education, propaganda and media and government collusion.

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President John F. Kennedy’s Commencement Address at American University

June 10, 1963

President Anderson, members of the faculty, board of trustees, distinguished guests, my old colleague, Senator Bob Byrd, who has earned his degree through many years of attending night law school, while I am earning mine in the next 30 minutes, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

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