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Offline MH

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Re: Interesting videos
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2018, 09:13:02 pm »
What are some other popular conspiracy theories that people used to believe in?

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The much-quoted standard on this topic is: "The Paranoid Style in American Politics By Richard Hofstadter"

Looks like an excerpt is here: https://harpers.org/archive/1964/11/the-paranoid-style-in-american-politics/

One of the big ones that are now forgotten is the "Free Silver" conspiracy theory.  Somebody had the idea that the government's plan to go off the silver standard in the 19th century was a secret plot against farmers, and it became a major issue.  When you read about it, it rings true and you might think some of the arguments used back then were ripped from the internet circa 2018.

Well.... what happened ?  It faded away, because it was all bullshit.