The Politics of Conspiracy Theories

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The Politics of Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories have become the currency of our times. Several features of such theories, notably their resistance to modification or refutation by counter-evidence, makes them particularly suited

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Conspiracy Theories have become the currency of our times. Several features of such theories, notably their resistance to modification or refutation by counter-evidence, makes them particularly suited to modern forms of communication such as blogs; but more than that, they feed-in to the particular ‘paranoid’ style of politics of the modern world. Notable examples of this phenomenon include Populist Radical Right movements & Racist-inspired Nationalist & anti-Immigration campaigns. These themes will be explored, along with notable examples such as ‘who killed Kennedy?’, the disappearance of Australian PM, Harold Holt, the faked(sic) lunar landing back in 1969, etc, etc.