Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Francesca Vassallo, Ph.D
Rebecca Nisetich, Ph.D
Nancy Artz, Honors Director
Nation's reaction to the terrorist attacks, paranoia and conspiracy
This thesis traces the prominence of conspiracy theorizing and paranoia in American culture by examining the issues from a variety of angles and then focusing on the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as the primary case study. Through a critical analysis of the development of conspiratorination's al inclinations in the United States, the thesis argues that our nation's complacency with such behavior has made paranoia a defining aspect of American political culture. The thesis addresses how this came to be, as well as the general concepts of conspiracy and paranoia in three major ways.
Jankowski, Melania, "The Intersection Between Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia in American Culture" (2015). All Theses & Dissertations. 150.