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While Hofstader's essay did not constitute the first application of the psychiatric model of paranoia to a facet of political or social culture (we should not neglect the influence here of Sigmund Freud or Elias Cannetti in this development), it should nevertheless be recognised as the first serious -- rather than merely `metaphoric' -- attempt to explore this dialectic.
Yet a number of problems arise, in attempting to read or analyse either the pathology or `style' of paranoia -- problems which Hofstader's essay may be forgiven for neglecting -- yet which should be confronted by any book-length study of either the culture or politics of paranoia.
People suffering from paranoia cannot abandon their fears.
Post Political Paranoia New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1997.