Scott Radnitz on Why Conspiracy Theories Thrive in Both Democracies and Autocracies

Scott Radnitz is an associate professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Washington and the director of the Ellison Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies. He is the author of Revealing Schemes: The Politics of Conspiracy in Russia and the Post-Soviet Region and coeditor with Harris Mylonas of the forthcoming... 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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