Jonathan Kay on the interwebs: “For the first time in history, ordinary people now can spread their opinions, no matter how hateful or eccentric, without them first gaining approval of editors, publishers, broadcasters, or paying consumers.”
Thank goodness for that. No editor in his right mind would publish the Rooseveltian eccentricities on display here.
Actually, Kay is trying to make a serious point about why and how conspiracy theories can spread so quickly. His new book is Among the Truthers: A Journey through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground. This week, Kay is my podcast victim.
Next week’s podcast: Andrew Roberts on the Second World War.