New York, NY, USA – December 17, 2021 – Scott Shay, author of Conspiracy U: A Case Study, was interviewed by Tom Gordon on WCTC 1450-AM New York. Known for conducting entertaining and informative interviews, Gordon and Shay discussed many of the major issues covered in the book.
In a world of fake news and hype, what distinguishes theories from conspiracy theories? Do certain issues and rhetoric, such as anti-Zionism, receive a protected platform on university campuses around the United States? Is there an anti-Jewish bias in academia, and if so, does that create problems in other areas of society? Is there a universal standard by which theories and ideologies can be examined in the quest for truth? In his timely and powerful new book, Conspiracy U: A Case Study, author Scott Shay gives an in-depth analysis demonstrating that both his alma mater and academia in general have sacrificed academic integrity and trustworthy scholarship in favor of conspiracy theories.
Listen to the entire interview at: https://soundcloud.com/expertclickradio/scott-shay-author-of-conspiracy-u-a-case-study-featured-on-wctc-am-new-york-radio-with-tom-gordon.
“To say something is a conspiracy theory should not be some general rhetorical charge,” explains Shay. “Rather, conspiracy theories have definable parameters. They claim to be explanations of political or social phenomena that are the result of a covert conspiracy by powerful and secret actors.”
While writing a tribute to his father, a survivor of the Holocaust who educated him on the importance of faith and Jewish values, Shay was disturbed and dismayed to discover the presence of far-right and far-left anti-Zionist professors on the faculty of his alma mater, Northwestern University. As a student of Jewish thought, history, and current events, who has written extensively on contemporary Jewish issues, he was compelled to take a deep dive into the world of anti-Zionist conspiracy theories and academia.
“I learned that Northwestern University, my beloved alma mater and a jewel of American academia, has enabled some of its professors to openly promote conspiracy theories,” says Shay. “Sadly, many academics can no longer even identify conspiracy theories. Professorial proponents insist that far from being conspiracy theorists, they are brave truth tellers.”
“Conspiracy U” is a devastating and clear-minded deep dive into the phenomenon of conspiracy theories… It’s a Masterclass in identifying and weeding out conspiracy theories wherever they exist.” – John Kelly, Detroit Free Press, 5-Stars
“Conspiracy U is at once moving and maddening while inviting thinking and motivating action… This is a must-read not just for those interested in Israel but for anyone trying to understand the broad cross currents that are buffeting society.” – Mark Mellman, President and CEO, Democratic Majority for Israel
“Powerful, well researched and documented, CONSPIRACY U is a call to action- we all should read, absorb and commit to the changes Shay suggests. Highly recommended.” – Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 50 Reviewer, 5-Stars
Conspiracy U: A Case Study, 288 pgs, Wicked Son Publishing, October 2021, ISBN 1637580924 available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and quality independent bookstores.
About Scott Shay
Scott A. Shay is a leading businessman, thought leader, and author of two widely read books. Scott is the co-founder and Chairman of Signature Bank, well known as one of the best banks in New York for private business owners and as a leader in the emerging digital currency ecosystem. Scott earned a BA in Economics and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University, a valuable experience due to the commitment of his professors to high academic standards and the ideals of the university’s motto.
He is a distinguished leader in the Jewish community and an avid student of religion and its application to the world outside of the synagogue, church, or mosque. These interests are reflected in Conspiracy U, as well as his previous two books, In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism and Getting Our Groove Back: How to Energize American Jewry. Scott lives in New York City, NY.
Learn more about Scott and Conspiracy U: A Case Study at scottshay.com.
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