Conspiracy theory of society Теорія змови (Конспірологічна теорія) (ua)

“there is a view, which I shall call the conspiracy theory, which holds that the explanation of any social phenomenon consists in finding out who is interested in the occurrence of this phenomenon. This view arises, of course, from the mistaken theory that, whatever happens in society—especially happenings such as war, unemployment, poverty, shortages, which people as a rule dislike—is the direct design by some powerful individuals and groups.”