The explosion of conspiratorial thinking, including among liberals and the far left, is one of the most troubling developments of the last few years.

I’m so accustomed to bizarre conspiracies being almost exclusively a right-wing phenomenon that I’m really discomfited by this new era of liberal and progressive conspiracy-mongering. Unfortunately, their conspiracies aren’t as fun as the kooky right-wing conspiracies of lizard people and such, just chants about Russia and how neoliberalism doesn’t exist, but if it does, it’s Russia.