His findings that Hitler and Braun had died by suicide in Berlin were written in a report in and published in a book the next year. The FBI states that the information within those documents pertaining to the escape and sightings of Hitler cannot be verified.
A brief introduction to conspiracy theory Definitions The field of conspiracy theory is a bit confused because not all the relevant definitions have been standardized. Let us begin with conspiracy, which is a secret agreement to perform an illegal act.
Conspiracy is the nominal version of the verb conspire literally to breathe togetherwhich means to join in a secret agreement to perform an illegal act. The people joining together are the conspirators; the people invoking the conspiracy are the conspiracists.
It should be dropped from the vocabulary. Its root, conspiratorial, means relating to a conspiracy, as in "The planners displayed conspiratorial tendencies. The big problem is that conspiracy theory is used in two different ways. The first is as a conspiracy theory, which refers to to an explanation that invokes a conspiracy.
Although some authors say that the invoked conspiracy is nonexistent, I think it is more appropriate for most cases to say that the conspiracy is unproven. The second use of conspiracy theory is generic, referring to the act of appealing to, or the tendency to appeal to, undocumented conspiracy or conspiracies and continuing to appeal to it or them for years to centuries without documentation.
Unfortunately, this generic use is seldom defined—readers have to figure it out for themselves. We might also note that the theory in conspiracy theory is used incorrectly.
At least in the scientific world, a theory is is an advanced stage of explanation, an idea that was first proposed as a hypothesis, then rose to the level of working hypothesis, and then survived enough tests to ultimately be taken very seriously and regarded as the best explanation.
A conspiracy theory usually shares none of these characteristics. By its very nature, it is undocumentable, and hence represents the earliest stage of explanation. It should probably be called a conspiracy hypothesis.
But even this term is too strong, because it is an idea that has failed the test of finding concrete evidence for it.
Whatever term is appropriate, it is not conspiracy theory. What conspiracy theories offer their practitioners Very briefly stated, conspiracy theories offer their practitioners at least these several advantages: The safety of knowing that your idea can never be disproven.
A neat, tidy explanation. You can tailor the conspiracy any way you have to in order to fit your evidence. The bigger and more complex the conspiracy is, the more important it must be. The simple way out. The easy way out. Appealing to conspiracy saves you having to struggle with the difficulties, contradictions, and uncertainties of real evidence.
The security of knowing that you will never have to fix the situation. What generates conspiracy theories? Here there are a great variety of answers. Political disaffectation and cultural suspicion—Daniel Pipes, Conspiracy: How the paranoid style flourishes and where it comes from.
Secrecy and power in American culture. Fear and hatred of allegedly powerful groups--George Johnson, Architects of Fear: Conspiracy theories and paranoia in American politics.
Reaction to the intense fear that we are being controlled by powerful external forces—Timothy Melley, Empire of Conspiracy: The culture of paranoia in postwar America.Jul 08, · They say "the winner's write history," and it is absolutely true; the most egregious example in modern times has to be the mainstream (mis)understanding of Adolf Hitler and pre-WWII Germany.
Adolf Hitler was actually a vegetarian, animal-lover, an author, an artist, a political activist, economic reformer and nominated for a Nobel Peace prize.
An Introduction to the Rothschild Conspiracy The name Rothschild is literally associated with wealth. For over years, the Rothschild family have remained the most powerful and wealthy family in the world. Their wealth has been made primarily in the world of banking.
"Protocols of the Elders of Zion" () Copy of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an antisemitic publication that purports to describe the fabricated plans of Jewish leaders to secretly rule the world.
Jun 12, · Title: The Death of Hitler (12 Jun ) / Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below/10(28). As history has it, Adolf Hitler and his new wife, Eva Braun, were burned in the streets of Berlin during the final days of World War II. The deaths were understood to be suicides.
But conspiracy theorists have looked at a few pieces of evidence that may suggest Hitler didn't commit suicide, but rather lived on after the war.
Get all the details in the video . Oct 29, · Watch video · Adolf Hitler, the leader of Germany’s Nazi Party, was one of the most powerful and notorious dictators of the 20th century.
Hitler capitalized on economic woes, popular discontent and political.