Watch “Mafia and Conspiracy” talk by Dwight Smith
Mr Smith’s talk explored how the idea of the mafia and conspiracy emerged in America, developed and became entangled in very different contexts.
Mr Smith describes the ideas, experiences, and events through which his book, ‘The Mafia Mystique’ (1975), took shape; the consequences of those events that have led to contemporary public understanding and use of ‘Mafia’ in the United States; and the consequences in a democracy of strategies that were developed for organized crime control.
This public lecture was originally given 29 April 2014
Watch author Dwight Smith talk about his work on the Mafia and conspiracy in full here.