Secret Plots and Conspiracy Narratives in the Americas
In Counterfeit Politics, David Kelman reassesses the political significance of conspiracy theory. Traditionally, political theory has sought to banish the "paranoid style" from the "proper" domain of politics. But if conspiracy theory lies outside the sphere of legitimate politics, why do these narratives continue to haunt political life? Counterfeit Politics accounts for the seemingly ineradicable nature of conspiracy theory by arguing that all political statements ultimately take the form of conspiracy theory.
About the author:
David Kelman is assistant professor of English and comparative literature at California State University, Fullerton. He has published articles in New Vico Studies, CR: The New Centennial Review, Comparative Literature, Pynchon Notes, and Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture[/i}.