Conspiracy theories: from Nazi Germany to today - EXPeditions

Conspiracy theories: from Nazi Germany to today

by Richard Evans
  • Key point 1
    The mindset of the conspiracy theorists is that somehow chance events don’t happen and anyone who benefits from an event must be responsible for it.
  • Key point 2
    The rise of the internet and social media have encouraged conspiracy theories to spread because they bypass what you might call the gatekeepers of opinion formation.
  • Key point 3
    Since the economic crisis of 2008 to 2009, there’s been an emergence of populist politicians in a number of different countries. One thing that unites them is disbelief in their refusal to accept science.