richard evans

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Conspiracy Theories: A Threat to Democracy? - Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA

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In this talk Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA looks at recent and current conspiracy theories research to come up with some surprising answers http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/conspiracy-theories-a-threat-to-democracy Conspiracy theories seem to be everywhere nowadays, encouraged by the internet, and perhaps also by postmodern scepticism. But are they really more common than they used to be, and if so, do they constitute a threat to democracy, as a number of commentators have argued? Are they indeed more prevalent in democracies than in dictatorships? The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/conspiracy-theories-a-threat-to-democracy Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,900 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/greshamcollege