Category: Conspirology

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Cult of Enlightenment and the Conspiracy Culture

The proverbial "conspiracy theorist" slur more often than not hits the mark. But does this exculpate the one throwing it about from further investigation? We think not. In this podcast we'll take a dip into history of conspiracy theories, beginning with Augustin Barruel, to offer an opinion why modern academics, journalists and pop intellectuals tend to lose their powers of discernment when conspiracy theories are on the menu. Also we lay out some historical facts about inception of antisemitic conspiracy theories, which are mistakenly conflated with original ideas of Barruel and his early fellow travelers, from the so called "Simonini letter" to "Protocols of Learned Elders of Zion". In this context we offer some updates on scholarship of the subject, which is reinvigorated by some recent works of historians of ideas.

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Death of a Conspiracy Theorist

In this video we discuss the peculiarities of "conspiracy theorist" mentality and its pitfalls - or rabbit holes, if you like - taking as a starting point passages written by "conspiracy researcher" who's apparently gone down quite a few of them at the same time and ended up on the other side - among the neo-Malthusian sustainability villains.

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Conspiracy of Echoes: Is “Conspiracy Research” a Passing Fad?

In this podcast we pose the question about usefulness and meaning of so called "conspiracy research". It seems that most of the outlets promoting it - be it under the guise of Russia inspired "geopolitical analysis" or resistance to the "New World Order" - are progressively - and almost overnight - turning into echo chambers.

So was it all a mistake? Was it a scam? Or was it in itself an instance of masses being manipulated?

These are few among questions we are posing here.

Just don't expect quite as many answers.