May 6, 2014

Conspiracy Theory Capital of the World

Michael Totten, World Affairs Journal

The Associated Press

Conspiracy theories exist everywhere in the world, but they’re especially common in the Middle East and are rampant in Egypt even by regional standards. They’re generally harmless when only crackpots on the margins believe them, but when they go mainstream and infect the highest levels of government and the media—watch out.

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