Barkun comments on the escalation of conspiracy theories
Michael Barkun was quoted in "Conspiracy theories have always been with us, but they seem to be escalating,"
where Barkun points out that "particularly with the rise of the
Internet, it’s possible to both generate conspiracy theories and
proliferate them with extreme rapidity. Conspiracy theories that at one
time that would have remained in the fringe get into the mainstream.
They are no longer in some isolated subculture that’s known to only a
few people." 01/23/13