Cold Case Hammarskjöld’s Artful Paranoia
The New Republic -

I have

always thought of conspiracy theories—whether spawned by the assassination of

JFK, the death of Marilyn Monroe, or more recently, the suicide of Jeffrey

Epstein in his Manhattan jail cell—as an easy, somewhat credulous intellectual

refuge, a way of trying to fit the pieces of a jagged and perplexing reality

into a smooth and coherent whole. They are an effort, really, to ascribe a linear

causality to what may in fact be a scattered, multi-determined event. My theory

about conspiracy...

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