Conspiracy Rhetoric seeks to evaluate of the growing persuasive appeal of conspiracy theories within mainstream American society. The examination of this phemen as a contemporary social narrative proceeds through a content analysis of its public literature in order to determine what common links connect the various expressions of this cultural genre, and how its existence reflects on the larger culture. Through a literature review, reflecting pertinent contemporary studies and a methodology and case study of rhetorical analysis based on classical paradigms Conspiracy Rhetoric endeavors to foment a larger dialogue pertaining to communication forms in contemporary culture.
Thomas Adamo is a professor of speech and rhetoric. His areas of study and research include communication theory, political philosophy, history, and media studies.