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ILLUMINATION

A 17th Century English Conspiracy Theorist’s Lies Reveal Truth

A fraudster’s false accusations resonated with popular fears and people died. It doesn’t have to be true to matter.

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I didn’t think anything would dismay me more than Britain narrowly voting to leave the EU on what I saw as a toxic mix of hubris and nationalism. Then Trump got…

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