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The Lost Art of the Conspiracy Theory

The problem with conspiracy theories in the West these days is that they’re not nearly outrageous enough. We used to have great big, totally fantastic lies like the CIA, the mafia, and Cuban emigres all teaming up to assassinate Kennedy. Now, the most interesting conspiracy we get is Haliburton supposedly engineering the Iraq War. How mundane. What a total lack of creativity and imagination.

That’s why it’s nice to see the Brits reintroducing us to the old-time, awe-inspiring, lost art of the conspiracy theory.

On Princess Diana’s death:

A front-page story in Britain’s Sunday Express newspaper claims that the princess was murdered by British and French secret service agents because it was "feared she was about to give her public support to the Palestinians."

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Jack Langer, Ph.D., is an editor for Regnery Publishing (a HUMAN EVENTS' sister company) and a freelance journalist. He can be reached at jlanger@eaglepub.com.

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