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I Want to Believe
Conspiracy in America?
Extremism and Apathy: The Conspiratorial Paradox
Notes
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Conspiracy Rising ; Conspiracy Thinking and American Public Life

Conspiracy Rising ; Conspiracy Thinking and American Public Life

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Published by Carlita Montross
Today, talk of conspiracy pervades water-cooler discussions, Internet sites,
and popular entertainment. Conspiracy theories exist that purport to explain
matters as trivial as sports and entertainment, as well as some of the
most significant economic and political issues of our times. Websites warn
us that if any NFL game seems “too good to be true,” it is because the game
has been fi xed;2 that Paul McCartney’s death in a 1966 car crash means
that a look-alike has replaced him for the past 45 years;3 and that perhaps
the notion that we need to drink eight glasses of water per day is a fabrication
to encourage us to drink bottled water.4 More significantly, conspiracy
theories have also come to pervade our political lives.
Today, talk of conspiracy pervades water-cooler discussions, Internet sites,
and popular entertainment. Conspiracy theories exist that purport to explain
matters as trivial as sports and entertainment, as well as some of the
most significant economic and political issues of our times. Websites warn
us that if any NFL game seems “too good to be true,” it is because the game
has been fi xed;2 that Paul McCartney’s death in a 1966 car crash means
that a look-alike has replaced him for the past 45 years;3 and that perhaps
the notion that we need to drink eight glasses of water per day is a fabrication
to encourage us to drink bottled water.4 More significantly, conspiracy
theories have also come to pervade our political lives.

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