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Modern Conspiracies in America

May 18, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Center for the Study of America and the West

About the Event

America is awash with alleged conspiracies. In this month's People, Politics, and Prose, Ronald Granieri is joined by historian Michael D. Gambone to discuss his new book, Modern Conspiracies in America: Separating Fact from Fiction. Granieri and Gambone will discuss case studies of popular conspiracy theories in America from the past 100 years, from Protocol of the Elders of Zion to #stopthesteal, and how to help readers separate truth from the avalanche of nonsense descending on us every day.

People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world.  

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Michael D. Gambone

Michael D. Gambone - Dr. Michael D. Gambone is the author of nine books, including most recently Modern Conspiracies in America: Separating Fact from Fiction (2022) and The New Praetorians: Modern American Veterans, Society, and Service in the Forever War (2021). He is currently a professor of history at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, and host of People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly series of events.