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Conspiracy theories about the 2015 UK general election result. For example:

10 May 2015
Taking Seneca to the Cinema: On Wild Tales, anger and conspiracy
Taking Seneca to the Cinema: On Wild Tales, anger and conspiracy

You would be ill-advised to watch Wild Tales (2014) when feeling on edge. The brilliant ensemble film comprises six discrete stories that depict moments when pent-up passions are set explosively, terrifyingly – and often hilariously – free. The result is at once mesmerizing and, in its moments of unbounded brutality, rebarbative to the extreme. Four […]

3 May 2015
Listen: Tanya, Hugo, and Rolf on ‘Election’ podcast
Listen: Tanya, Hugo, and Rolf on ‘Election’ podcast

Tanya, Hugo, and Rolf discuss conspiracy theories with David Runciman on his ‘Election’ podcast. We present the results of our survey and touch on recent events in Argentina and Russia. Listen (from 10:00) here.

14 April 2015
The Miami Conference

“It’s hard to question a category and measure with it at the same time” – it was in these terms that my colleague Alfred attempted to explain one of the many rifts running through a recent conference on conspiracy theories. Since the 1980s conspiracy theories have been discovered as a topic worthy of serious academic […]

3 April 2015