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Conspiracy Theory

Books on Conspiracy Theory A conspiracy theory is a theory that explains a historical or current event as the result of a secret plot by a usually powerful cabal. Conspiracy theories are often viewed with scepticism because they contrast with mainstream explanations for historical or current events and lack conclusive evidence to support themselves. The term "conspiracy theory" is frequently used by scholars and in popular culture to identify secret military, banking, or political actions aimed at stealing power or money from "the people". There has been an increase in the belief in conspiracy theories since the events of 9/11 in the US. Fiction has also played its part, with Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code selling millions of copies and spawning a movie - and a new generation of conspiracy theorists. The term "conspiracy theory" is also used in a pejorative sense to automatically dismiss claims that are deemed ridiculous, misconceived, unfounded or irrational. But from the idea that we are all being watched by "Big Brother" to elaborate theories surrounding the deaths of high profile celebrities and public figures, there is a lot of material to explore.

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