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Thinking With And About The Birchers: A Blog Experiment

Earlier this year I read and reviewed D.J. Mulloy’s The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Conservatism, and the Cold War (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014) for the American Studies Journal. The review will appear in AMSJ’s winter 2015 issue (Vol. 54, No. 4). Because the initial draft far exceeded (i.e. more than doubled) my allowed word limit for the review, I thought I’d bring some of that excess here—for reflection and discussion. The John Birch Society has arisen, as a conversation topic, many times here at the blog. I brought it up in a critique of George Nash’s Read more