Sarah Kendzior - They Knew

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 13, 7pm CT
In person at The Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117
 
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Left Bank Books welcomes NYT Bestselling Author
Sarah Kendzior,
who will discuss her new highly anticipated and timely book
They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent,
in person at the Ethical Society of St. Louis
and virtually at 7pm CT on August 13th.
Kendzior will be in conversation with St. Louis Public Radio Political Correspondent
Jason Rosenbaum.
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Sarah Kendzior is the New York Times bestselling author of Hiding in Plain Sight and The View from Flyover Country. She is known for her reporting on St. Louis, her coverage of the 2016 election, and her academic research on authoritarian states. She is the co-host of the acclaimed podcast Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and was named by Foreign Policy as one of the "100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events." Her reporting has been featured in many publications, including Politico, Slate, The Atlantic, Fast Company, The Chicago Tribune, TeenVogue, The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times. She lives in St. Louis.
 
Jason Rosenbaum is St. Louis Public Radio’s political correspondent. Since becoming a professional journalist in 2006, Rosenbaum has extensively covered local, state and federal politics for an array of publications — including the Columbia Daily Tribune, the St. Louis Beacon and Missouri Lawyers Media. Rosenbaum has filed more than 35 feature stories for shows like Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace. And he’s extensively reported on the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson and the fall of Eric Greitens from the Missouri governorship. Rosenbaum is an adjunct instructor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches a class on radio news reporting and podcasting. He resides in Richmond Heights with his wife and two sons.  
 
 

About They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent

In They KnewNew York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior explores the United States' "culture of conspiracy," putting forth a timely and unflinching argument: uncritical faith in broken institutions is as dangerous as false narratives peddled by propagandists. Conspiracy theories are on the rise because officials refuse to enforce accountability for real conspiracies.

"The pathos of truth-seeking left me thinking of Herman Melville. I can't remember the last time I read a book where every sentence delivered."--Timothy Snyder

The truth may hurt--but the lies will kill us.

They Knew discusses conspiracy culture in a rapidly declining United States struggling with corruption, climate change, and other crises. As the actions of the powerful remain shrouded in mystery--like the Jeffrey Epstein operation--it is unsurprising that people turn to conspiracy theories to fill the informational void. They Knew exposes the tactics these powerful actors use to placate an inquisitive public.

In Kendzior's signature whip smart prose and eviscerating arguments, They Knew unearths decades of buried American history, providing an essential and critical look at how to rebuild our democracy by confronting the political lies and crimes that have shaped us.

 

 

"The pathos of truth-seeking left me thinking of Herman Melville. I can't remember the last time I read a book where every sentence delivered.

--Timothy Snyder

A sharp dissection of a culture of lies, secrets, and conspiracies--including 'the original conspiracy theory: American exceptionalism' .... A provocative, pointed challenge to all Americans to dig harder for the truth.
--Kirkus Reviews

Eye-opening... Kendzior's deep dives into recent scandals are illuminating
--Publishers Weekly
Event address: 
9001 Clayton Road
Saint Louis, MO 63117
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They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent By Sarah Kendzior Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250210722
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 13th, 2022

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Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America By Sarah Kendzior Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250779403
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 20th, 2021

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America By Sarah Kendzior Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250210715
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 7th, 2020

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The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America By Sarah Kendzior Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250189998
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 17th, 2018

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