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Can you expand upon the subject of conspiracy thinking in American vs. in Muslim societies?

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Nov 20, 2013 at 10:52

There are plenty of articles here on the site about conspiracy thinking in the Muslim world, but what about in America?

If one statistic that I read is true (70% of Americans believing there was a conspiracy), then what does that say about the Western "enlightened and rational" mindset?

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I have two books on conspiracy theories, one in the Middle East, the other in the West. See them athttp://www.danielpipes.org/books.php

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