Is QAnon Destroying American Democracy?

Conspiracy theories are common and dangerous, but they probably can’t explain why Americans don’t trust the government.

Illustration by Laura Edelbacher

In her 2022 testimony before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, Rachel Kleinfeld of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace put the stakes of rising conspiratorial thinking among the American public in grave terms: The deliberate sowing of a conspiracy such as Stop the Steal has . . . […]

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