The Cause of Conspiracy Theories

I missed this when it came out a little over a week ago, but Ross Douthat has this taxonomy of who and why so many Republicans believe in Trump’s election fraud theory. It’s especially good because it doesn’t simply dismiss these people as crazy. In order for us to move forward as a country, we need to become more generous in our attempts to understand people who believe this and other seemingly crazy things. We should realize that half the country hasn’t simply suddenly gone crazy. Trump’s persuasive power to his supporters comes from somewhere. I would expand on Douthat’s … Continue reading The Cause of Conspiracy Theories