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Why are antisemitic conspiracy theories so persistent?

Why are antisemitic conspiracy theories so persistent?

“Jews are a distributed community. They’re in many countries as minorities, that, at least in the past, have been distinctive. They also have had out sized influence compared to their numbers because societies that have a niche for literacy, numeracy, and entrepreneurship provide opportunities for certain minorities to fill those niches, and so, I thinks Jews are a conspicuous target there.

They’re not a majority, and they’re not just in this country, they have more influence in this country than you would predict based on their base rate in the population, and so, that can get the conspiracy theories going.”

Steven Pinker on the Honestly podcast: Why Smart People Believe Stupid Things

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