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The consolations of conspiracy

According to Richard Hofstader, a conspiracy theory is the paranoid belief in a vast plot dedicated to, or responsible for, the destruction of a whole way of life. The place to find western conspiracies after 11th September is, of course, on the internet.

Already embroidered into the fabric of anti-American rhetoric are the words of BBC journalist Greg Palast, which can be found on “The younger Bush made his first million 20 years ago with an oil company partly funded by Salem Bin Laden’s chief US representative. Young George also received fees as director of…

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