Conspiracy Theories Are True

Conspiracy Theories Are True

Ron Unz, one of America’s most precious and rare assets—a public intellectual—describes how he came to believe true accounts mislabeled “conspiracy theory” in his in-depth review of Lance deHaven-Smith’s book, about which I recently reported. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/08/31/are-you-a-mind-controlled-cia-stooge-paul-craig-roberts/

I described how the CIA flummoxed insouciant Americans. Ron Unz gives you the intellectual history of how two foreign intellectuals, Karl Popper and Leo Strauss, shoved aside the truth-telling American intellectual, Charles Beard, who, like our founding fathers, had his finger on government’s propensity to deceive the people with conspiracies. Popper said that conspiracies couldn’t happen, and Strauss said they were necessary so that the government could pursue its agendas despite the public’s opposition. http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-how-the-cia-invented-conspiracy-theories/