Episode 3.5: “The Cultic Culture Club,” (part 5), feat. Jonathan Kay, senior editor of Quillette mag

Updated: Jul 28

Readings and videos related to Episode 3.5: “The Cultic Culture Club” (Part 5)

1. Peter Dale Scott: The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War. Skyhorse, 2013.

2. Michel Chossudovsky: War and Globalisation: The Truth Behind September 11. Global Outlook, 2002.

3. David Ray Griffin: The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11. Interlink Pub Group, 2004.

4. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (Richard Gage’s website). Featuring videos of World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 Collapse.

5. Sharon Kaye: Critical Thinking. Oneworld Beginners’ Guides, 2009.

6. Forrest Gump (Paramount, 1994). Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, and Robin Wright.

7. Catharine Tunney: “Corey Hurren pleads guilty to 8 charges tied to Rideau Hall incident,” CBC News, Feb 05, 2021.

8. Mack Lamoureux: “Armed Man Who Allegedly Stormed Trudeau's Residence Appears to Have Posted QAnon Content,” VICE, 3.7.20.

9. Cecilia Kang and Adam Goldman: “In Washington Pizzeria Attack, Fake News Brought Real Guns,” The New York Times, Dec. 5, 2016.

10. Peter Jamieson et al: “‘The storm is here’: Ashli Babbitt’s journey from capital ‘guardian’ to invader,” The Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2021.

11. Michael Barkun: A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America. University of California Press, 2013.

12. Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins: “How three conspiracy theorists took 'Q' and sparked Qanon,” NBC News, Aug. 14, 2018.

13. Daniel Loxton: “QAnon Is Just a Warmed Over Witch Panic—And It’s Also Very Dangerous,” Skeptic 25.4, December 2020.

14. Rabbit Hole podcast (New York Times, 2020).

15. QAnon Anonymous podcast.

16. “Former Cult Follower Describes How President Trump Has Created a Cult Following,” (Katy Couric interview of Stephen Hassan), KCM, Jan 12, 2021.

17. Joe Hagan: “‘So Many Great, Educated, Functional People Were Brainwashed’: Can Trump’s Cult Of Followers Be Deprogrammed?” (Interview of Stephen Hassan) Vanity Fair, January 21, 2021.

18. Robert Jago: “On Cultural Appropriation, Canadians Are Hypocrites,” The Walrus, May 2017.

19. Jonathan Kay: Among The Truthers: A Journey Inro the Growing Conspiracist Underground of 9/11 Truthers, Birthers, Armageddonites, Vaccine Hysterics, Hollywood Know-Nothings and Internet Addicts. Harper Collins, 2011.

20. David G. Robertson and Asbjørn Dyrendal: “Conspiracy Theories and Religion: Superstition, Seekership, and Salvation,” in Joseph Uscinski, ed.: Conspiracy Theories & The People Who Believe Them, Oxford UP, 2019.

21. Reed Berkowitz, “A Game Designer’s Analysis of QAnon: Playing with Reality,” Curiouser Institute, Sep 30, 2020.

22. Ibram X. Kendi: How to Be an Antiracist. One World, 2019.

23. Jonathan Kay: “Race and Social Panic at Haverford: A Case Study in Educational Dysfunction,” Quillette, December 1, 2020.

24. Thomas Sowell: Race And Culture: A World View. Basic Books, 1995.

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