In Further Defense of Conspiracy Theories

The Conspiracy Theory of History Revisited, by Murray N. Rothbard

The conceptualization of (and fruitless efforts to debunk) “conspiracy theories” has a long history in America. This vilification continues today.

Ironically sometimes elaborate faux “conspiracy theories” such as Russiagate/Spygate are packaged by the compliant and complacent regime media itself as disinformation or cover-ups for nefarious deep state criminality.  That has certainly been the spurious narrative of the Warren Commission and its defense by the establishment media. Here is CIA Document 1035-960 to this effect. It is often cited as the weaponized directive opening widespread use of the pejorative marginalizing term “conspiracy theorist” to discredit and vilify persons investigating government malfeasance, corruption, and state acts of terrorism against its citizens.

The 1968 Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, by the distinguished Harvard historian Bernard Bailyn, is one of the most lauded, respected and influential studies of the American Revolution published in the 20th Century. It made a seminal impact upon Murray Rothbard in composing his five volume series on the Revolution, Conceived in Liberty

(See “A Note on Conspiracy,” beginning on page 148 in this online text of Bailyn’s masterwork).

The United States of America was born or conceived in a sophisticated conspiracy theory put forth by the Founders. Just read the Declaration of Independence.


12:34 pm on September 8, 2019