We live in an era where paranoid political fantasies are not just commonplace but consequential. In the US, Donald Trump swept into the Oval Office on a wave of outlandish narratives – demonising Hillary “lock her up” Clinton and Barack “born in Kenya” Obama. The latest iteration, spilling out unmasked onto British and American streets, is a conspiracy theory called QAnon which alleges that a cabal of Satanic paedophiles is using a bogus virus to enslave the planet. According to believers, among them several Congressional candidates for the November elections, Trump himself is secretly working to thwart this dastardly plot.
|Number of pages||3|
|Specialist publication||Cold Type|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Nov 2020|
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