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|For David Aaronovitch, there came a time when he started to see a pattern among these inflammatory theories. these theories used similarly murky methods with which to insinuate their claims: they linked themselves to the supposed ...|
|However, the label “conspiracy theory” usually suggests that the interpretation |
offered is wrong. In effect the phrase is often not a neutral description of a form of
historical analysis, as if it were just another form of historical theory alongside,
say, postcolonial ... theories about the death of President Kennedy, for example,
are very insistent that they are assassination researchers and not conspiracy
buffs. It's ...
|When a tale takes hold, it reveals something true about the anxieties and experiences of those who believe and repeat it, even if the story says nothing true about the objects of the theory itself.|
|Steve Clarke Introduction Conspiracy theorists, like creation scientists and |
astrologers, are advocates of ideas that are generally quite ... No doubt history
plays its part in explaining the hostility of intellectuals towards conspiracy
|the conspiracy narrative is a melding of fact and fiction, and is at its core an |
attempt to tell a particular kind of story about ... “narrative,” to analyze both
fictional and putatively historical texts, it is not my purpose to assert either that
history is the ...
|The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History David Aaronovitch |
... “paranoid” conspiracy theory was its scale, not that “its exponents see
conspiracies or plots here and there in history, but that they regard a 'vast' or '
|The significance of JFKwas not simply that Stone had brought accusations of |
conspiracy to a wide audience, however. ... It's not history. It is not legal evidence.
Much of it is ludicrous.”2) Still, this review, like many others, was quite positive ...
|Straightforward and engaging, "That's What They Want You to Think" provides food for thought for both conspiracy buffs and skeptics.|
|It's only other people who believe in conspiracy theories, the argument goes. ... It |
comes as no surprise, then, that on this view conspiracy theories are to be
condemned, almost by definition. Robins ... Hofstadter's definition of the paranoid
style not so much as a tendency to "see conspiracies here or there in American
|With Examples from Irish and International History and Politics Brian Nugent ... |
He contacts the FBI or police forces who take it from there, blowing apart any
nascent 'conspiracy' in its tracks? Frankly ... In practice the police as well do not '
do' conspiracy theories, generally speaking you will find that they are not
interested in ...