Robert Welch - Blue Book of the John Birch Society

Episode 71 · January 31st, 2021 · 43 mins 49 secs

About this Episode

Robert Welch founded the Johh Birch Society in the late 1950s as a bulwark against communist advancement in America. We dive into the history and beliefs of the "Birchers." We also read The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter. We use these readings as a jumping off point to discuss conspiracy theories on the Right and Left.