Elections in a pandemic: Conspiracy theories have a field day

Conspiracy theories thrive on misfortune. As soon as it became clear that Trump was losing the election, a torrent of conspiracy theories flooded the media claiming that vote-counting machines were rigged to favour Biden and that Trump was the victim of a conspiracy by big media, big tech and big … Read More

Whose conspiracy theory is true?

Calling something a ‘conspiracy theory’ is a way to dismiss it as untrue. The term immediately calls to mind tin foil hats and UFOs. 

But this is unfair—history is full of examples of outlandish conspiracies that turned out to be real. Take the famous Zinoviev Letter. In 1924, four days … Read More

Don’t Ignore Conspiracy Theories

By Quassim Cassam

How can you not be a conspiracy theorist? It is a fact that people sometimes conspire and history books are full of stories of conspiracies by politicians and others. If you believe these obvious truths, doesn’t that make you a conspiracy theorist? Not exactly. The conspiracy theories … Read More