In Defence of Conspiracy Theories

In an age of ‘fake news’, political conspiracy theories are becoming more and more mainstream. From America, we hear of crackpot theories about the Clintons, former president Obama, or the ‘Deep State’ – theories we would normally dismiss offhand as just silly..

Naturally, conspiracy theories have developed a bad reputation –  but our next guest argues we shouldn’t disregard all conspiracy theories. Rather, conspiracies are a natural part of political life, and it’s rational to question what our leaders tell us.

The Daily’s Sam Baran was joined by Dr David Coady, senior lecturer of philosophy at the University of Tasmania.

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