Andrew Fortin con American Paranoia?: Conspiracy Theories in the United States of America
American historian Richard Hofstadter claimed that Americans were paranoid in his famous work titled "The Paranoid Style of American Paranoia." Over the years, Richard Hofstadter gained many followers in this belief that Americans are truly a paranoid nation. Up and coming historian Andrew Fortin challenges Hofstadter's claim by arguing that the American academic culture is not paranoid, but misguided. Using major conspiracy theories developed in the major assassinations that occurred in America's past, Andrew Fortin analyzes the conspiracy theories developed and explains these theories were developed to "fill the gaps" as opposed to paranoia.