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Conspiracies, Cover-ups and Cock-ups: Watergate Edition

In David’s talk at the recent¬†Festival of Ideas he criticised the false dichotomy between a “conspiracy theory” of government and a “cock-up” theory of government. Conspiracies in democratic governments, he suggested, seem most often to be cover-ups of cock-ups.¬†Thus they often look more like retrospective blame avoidance than a conscious and effective direction of future […]

7 November 2013