Why the last decade sucked...out loud Top 25 Censored Stories for 2010, and political stories of 2009 that were neither political nor stories 2009 P
January 2, 2010

Why the last decade sucked...out loud

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2010, and political stories of 2009 that were neither political nor stories

2009 P.U.-Litzer Awards

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Now seems a good time to revisit this 45-year-old essay on "The Paranoid Style In American Politics." It is perhaps more relevant today than it was in 1964.

"The paranoid spokesman sees the fate of conspiracy in apocalyptic terms—he traffics in the birth and death of whole worlds, whole political orders, whole systems of human values. He is always manning the barricades of civilization. He constantly lives at a turning point. Like religious millenialists he expresses the anxiety of those who are living through the last days and he is sometimes disposed to set a date for the apocalypse."

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