Saturday, October 24, 2015

Quote of the Day (Richard Hofstadter, on Paranoid Politics and ‘Facts’)

“One of the impressive things about paranoid literature is the contrast between its fantasied conclusions and the almost touching concern with factuality it invariably shows. It produces heroic strivings for evidence to prove that the unbelievable is the only thing that can be believed.”— Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics (1964)

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