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Francis Wheen

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Tuesday, March 9 2010

Strange Days Indeed: The 1970s - The Golden Age of Paranoia

They say the darkest hour is just before the dawn, and caliginous thoughts often swirled through President Nixon's murky, insomniac mind.


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Sunday, March 21 2010

Strange Days Indeed by Francis Wheen

Richard Nixon, runaway unemployment, fuel shortages, Uri Geller bending spoons, and the threat of nuclear holocaust. Why was everyone so paranoid?


Wednesday, September 21 2005

How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions by Francis Wheen

How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World is no mere catalog of silliness and superstition for the amusement of the learned bourgeoisie -- rather it is a powerful jeremiad against the very foundations of modern society.


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