P&P Live! Mike Rothschild — The Storm is Upon Us - in conversation with Ben Collins

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 5:00pm

In The Storm is Upon Us, he takes readers from the background conspiracies and cults that fed the Q phenomenon, to its embrace by right-wing media and Donald Trump, through the rending of families as loved ones became addicted to Q’s increasingly violent rhetoric, to the storming of the Capitol, and on.

And as the phenomenon shows no sign of calming despite Trump’s loss of the presidency—with everyone from Baby Boomers to Millennial moms proving susceptible to its messaging—and politicians starting to openly espouse its ideology, Rothschild makes a compelling case that mocking the seeming madness of QAnon will get us nowhere. Rather, his impassioned reportage makes clear it's time to figure out what QAnon really is — because QAnon and its relentlessly dark theory of everything isn’t done yet.

Mike Rothschild is a journalist focused on the intersections between internet culture and politics as seen through the dark glass of conspiracy theories. Since 2018, he has specialized in examining the QAnon conspiracy cult, and is one of the first journalists to reveal its connections to past conspiracy theories and scams. Rothschild’s expertise has led to his becoming a leading commentator on the subject for TheNew York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, and elsewhere.

Rothschild will be in conversation with Ben Collins, an NBC News senior reporter covering disinformation, extremism and the internet. For the past seven years, he’s reported on the rise of conspiracy theories, hate communities, foreign manipulation campaigns and platform failures. He previously worked at The Daily Beast, where his team discovered the accounts, groups and real-life events created by Russia’s Internet Research Agency troll farm during the 2016 U.S. election.

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The Storm Is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781612199290
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Published: Melville House - June 22nd, 2021

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