Conspiracy Theories

Baltimore Reasonoids: See Jesse Walker at the Ivy Bookshop Tonight

A public discussion of The United States of Paranoia.


A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents 'n things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. Give you an example; show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate of shrimp, out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

Tom Schaller, a political scientist at UMBC and columnist for The Baltimore Sun, will be interviewing me onstage about my book The United States of Paranoia at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore tonight at 7. Well, not literally "onstage," since they don't have a stage, but you know what I mean. I will read a bit of the book too. And it's a great store, so you should come a little early and browse. For details and directions, go here.