Series editor(s): Professor Ted I. K. Youn.
Subject Area: Sociology and Public Policy
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|Title:||Government secrecy and conspiracy theories|
|Author(s):||Kathryn S. Olmsted|
|Volume:||19 Editor(s): Susan Maret ISBN: 978-0-85724-389-8 eISBN: 978-0-85724-390-4|
|Citation:||Kathryn S. Olmsted (2011), Government secrecy and conspiracy theories, in Susan Maret (ed.) Government Secrecy (Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, Volume 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.91-100|
|DOI:||10.1108/S0196-1152(2011)0000019009 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
|Abstract:||In the twentieth century, the U.S. government began expanding its size and power and keeping more information secret. Executive branch officials began spying on Americans, plotting to kill foreign leaders, and deliberately deceiving Congress and the media. As the government began to conduct real conspiracies, many Americans began to suspect it of even worse crimes, like the mass murder of American citizens to provide a pretext for war. Until the federal government becomes committed to transparency and openness, these toxic conspiracy theories will continue to pollute the body politic.|
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