Why Conspiracy Theories Thrive in Democracies

Become a Patron! Conspiracy Theories Thrive in Democracies Moisés Naím describes a new authoritarian figure in his most recent book, The Revenge of Power. He refers to the 3P autocrat who relies on populism, polarization, and post-truth. Post-truth is an ambiguous term, but came into vogue with the ascendance of Donald Trump. He thrived on misinformation... Continue Reading →

Conspiracy Theories in Politics

Become a Patron! Political Conspiracy Theories A few months ago, Congressman Madison Cawthorn made allegations of orgies  and widespread cocaine use among elected officials. He presented no evidence, but refused to back down when confronted. His remarks reminded many of Joseph McCarthy's allegations of communist infiltration within the United States government during the Cold War.... Continue Reading →

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