Richard J Evans On Conspiracy Theory And the Reichstag Fire

A fascinating article on the Reichstag Fire by historian Richard J Evans appears in the London Review of Books. An excerpt: The Third Reich was founded on a conspiracy theory. The Communists, the Nazis’ most implacable opponents, had won 17 per cent of the vote in the last completely free elections of the Weimar Republic,… Continue reading Richard J Evans On Conspiracy Theory And the Reichstag Fire

How To Tell If A Conspiracy Theory Is Daft

In 2011, Giuliano Mignini, the prosecutor responsible for making a pig’s breakfast of the Monster of Florence case and damaging, possibly beyond repair, the futures of Raffele Sollecito and Amanda Knox, defended himself against charges that he’s a conspiracy buff this way: “Why do they call it a conspiracy theory?” he asked. “What does ‘conspiracy… Continue reading How To Tell If A Conspiracy Theory Is Daft