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Human Beings Are Born to Believe in Conspiracy Theories

An explanation for people’s attraction to QAnon, the Plandemic hoax, and more

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From the conviction that there is a secret cabal of nefarious liberals puppeteering our lives to the belief that the moon landing was a hoax, conspiracy theories are a constant subject of perverse fascination in American culture. To…




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Amanda Montell

Amanda Montell

Los Angeles writer / Author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism & Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

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