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Even if it wanted to, the Republican party can’t stop the spread of QAnon conspiracies and candidates which support them.

Margulies, Ben (2020) Even if it wanted to, the Republican party can’t stop the spread of QAnon conspiracies and candidates which support them. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This election has seen the emergence of Republican Party candidates who support conspiracy theories like QAnon. Ben Margulies examines the rise of these candidates, and reminds us that US political culture has a long history of conspiracy theorizing, which can often lead to political violence. In addition, the decentralized structure of US political parties can make it difficult to screen out more extremist candidates from the grassroots, especially for the GOP which has become more ideologically extreme in recent decades.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2020 11:51
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107374

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