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Towards a Theory of Conspiracy Theories http://i.ytimg.com/vi/kYuWFm5T378/0.jpg from http://stonefruit.blogspot.com/ Cass Sunstein, tofranil overnight delivery confidante of Obama, tofranil overnight delivery Harvard Law professor, tofranil overnight delivery current head of the federal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, tofranil overnight delivery potential Supreme Court nominee - and the latest crusader against those dastardly conspiracy theories Recently, tofranil overnight delivery there was quite a hullabaloo in the blogosphere over a reprehensible academic paper Sunstein co-wrote in 2008 (available for download here), tofranil overnight delivery which argued for a Cointellpro-type program of government infiltration of conspiracy theorists, tofranil overnight delivery online and in person. 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Tofranil overnight delivery If I have the stomach for it, tofranil overnight delivery I may offer a more detailed analysis of Sunstein's paper in a future post, tofranil overnight delivery but for now I'd like to offer something else. More important than a detailed analysis of a single essay would be a sustained theoretical critique of the role of "conspiracy theory" in delegitimizing information contrary to the interests and consensus reality of the elite. Tofranil overnight delivery None of the coverage of Sunstein's journal article offered this broader view. Tofranil overnight delivery I would like to do so, tofranil overnight delivery by posting a revised version of something I posted here a few years back which, tofranil overnight delivery unfortunately, tofranil overnight delivery remains as timely as ever. 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