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Official Conspiracy Theories and the Wagers of Genius

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the emergence of a conspiracy-thinking culture in the postwar British imperial state. As intelligence agents from the Middle East slipped into administrative roles in the ... More


Mainstreaming Conspiracism

Robert Alan Goldberg

in Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090000
eISBN:
9780300132946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090000.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses how conspiracism became part of mainstream America. By the end of the twentieth century, conspiracism became the watchword for a new nationalism, consistent with American ... More


The Master Conspiracy

Robert Alan Goldberg

in Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090000
eISBN:
9780300132946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090000.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines American post-war conspiracy thinking. These discussions include President Franklin Roosevelt's concerns over American fascism and communism; the activities of conspiracy ... More


An American Tradition

Robert Alan Goldberg

in Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090000
eISBN:
9780300132946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090000.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses how conspiracy thinking permeated American history. During the seventeenth century, for instance, New Englanders repeatedly heard and believed the accusation of witchcraft, ... More


Vicious Thinking

Quassim Cassam

in Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198826903
eISBN:
9780191865824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826903.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Judicial thinking in the Birmingham Six trials is used to illustrate the category of thinking vices, epistemically vicious ways of thinking that are distinct from character vices. Thinking that is ... More


The Roswell Incident

Robert Alan Goldberg

in Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090000
eISBN:
9780300132946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090000.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines conspiracy theories surrounding the Roswell UFO incident. Believers contend that a secret group within the federal government is covering up the evidence of extraterrestrial ... More


Jewish Devils and the War on Black America

Robert Alan Goldberg

in Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090000
eISBN:
9780300132946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090000.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the appeal of conspiracism within the black community. In particular, it has been instrumental in the quest for authority of the Nation of Islam and its minister Louis ... More


The Rise of the Antichrist

Robert Alan Goldberg

in Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090000
eISBN:
9780300132946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090000.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines conspiracy thinking about the end of the days. It describes how each generation of Christian Americans, believing itself to be the last one, reinterpreted bible verses so that ... More


Conspiratorial Thinking and Dueling Fact Perceptions

Morgan Marietta and David C. Barker

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Polarized perceptions of facts have become a defining feature of American politics. Scholars have described this phenomenon as contested facts, misinformation, cultural cognition, partisan facts, and ... More


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