Conspiracy Theories

Jesse Walker on "The United States of Paranoia"

A talk in Las Vegas.

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"[Conspiracy theories] are not just a colorful byway, they are at [America's] core," explains Jesse Walker, Reason books editor and author of The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory. Walker discussed America's long fascination with conspiracies during a presentation at this year's FreedomFest. 

Held each July in Las Vegas, FreedomFest is attended by around 2,000 limited-government enthusiasts. ReasonTV spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees and will be releasing interviews over the coming weeks.

Approx. 20 minutes.

Produced by Sharif Matar. Shot by Paul Detrick and Alex Manning.

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