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Conspiracy Theory

Noise, Conspiracy, and Narrative Convergence

The conspiratorial theories about the fireworks outbreaks in US cities tell us something about our collective inundation in another kind of noise.

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Mimetic Theory Outsiders Wild Theory

Sacrificing the Founder

The recent toppling of statues reveals the triumph of what Nietzsche called “critical history” over “monumental history.”

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Mimetic Theory Outsiders The Outside Wild Theory

Preliminary Theory of the In-Group Contrarian

The In-Group Contrarian is a simultaneously marginal and a central figure for understanding social media dynamics.