This fascinating book written in plain English by a philosopher at the University of Warwick states that conspiracy theories need to be understood first and foremost in political terms and that the intellectual character of conspiracy theorists is a side issue. Ethical considerations are important too.
This book is about the politics of conspiracy theories and how they are basically a form of propaganda. The response to these theories needs to be political too. Conspiracy theorists are never wrong of course and conveniently ignore or dispute all facts and rebuttals that don’t fit in with their opinion.
This is another fascinating book from Polity Books.