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The subculture of Conspiracy Theory: The logic behind the thinking and its social operation

Excerpt from the book, Who rules the World? An Analysis of Conspiracy Theory By Tony Sobrado   Conspiracy theory is like any other world view. It takes the ontology of the social-political world, and often metaphysical world, and postulates theories with … Continue reading

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A Very American Conspiracy Theory By Professor Kathryn Olmsted

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/11/a_very_american_conspiracy_theory?page=0,1 Whether or not Jared Loughner is mentally ill, it’s clear that his shooting rampage last weekend, which took six lives and critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was motivated, at least in part, by his conspiratorial views of the U.S. … Continue reading

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The European Union By The New York Times

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/e/european_union/index.html The European Union evolved out of the European Coal and Steel Community, formed in 1950 by Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to help revive heavy industry in a region still staggering after World War II. While … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory as Political Philosophy and Ideology – Reflections on a post 911 world By Tony Sobrado

Tony Sobrado’s Article in The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tony-sobrado/conspiracy-theory-as-poli_b_953732.html As any Philosopher of Science will tell you formal theories serve as explanations to observed phenomena, an association between the explanandum – the object of phenomena to be explained; and the explanans – the … Continue reading

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The problem faced by Conspiracy Theory By Tony Sobrado

Tony Sobrado writing for skepticalfreethought.com http://skepticfreethought.com/2011/08/the-problem-faced-by-conspiracy-theory/ As there are different types of philosophies so too are there different types of Conspiracy Theory. These range from simple one off events such as the assassination of JFK and 911 to historically entrenched conspiracy theories … Continue reading

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Politics is a Game of Poker By Tony Sobrado

Tony Sobrado writing for thegrapevine.com http://www.atthegrapevine.com/wordpress/politics/politics-is-a-game-of-poker In any political game of poker all players want an ace up their sleeve. A bargaining card that dramatically reweighs the scales in their favour. The limit of the U.S debt ceiling has to … Continue reading

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