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The continued traction of Kennedy assassination theories shows that our predispositions towards believing in conspiracies are as strong as ever

Uscinski, Joseph E. and Parent, Joseph (2013) The continued traction of Kennedy assassination theories shows that our predispositions towards believing in conspiracies are as strong as ever. LSE American Politics and Policy (21 Nov 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. While nearly five decades have passed since the event, conspiracy theories still abound as to who was behind the killing. Joseph Uscinski and Joseph Parent argue that Kennedy assassination theories have been among the most durable because of the enormous coverage and discussions that have surrounded them since 1963, and the deference that they receive in the mainstream media. They write that as long as people are socialized to be more predisposed to see conspiracies, conspiratorial beliefs will remain with us.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 14:12
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58366

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