Wie kritisiert man Verschwörungs-Ideologien auf produktive Weise?

Ideologiekritik als Vermittlung


  • Sebastian Schindler LMU München – Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft


Whether we think of war rhetoric, climate skepticism, corona myths, or migration panic, there is no lack of ideological conspiracy beliefs today. But how can we criticize conspiracy ideologies without charging others with mere stupidity? How can we denounce what is false without fueling conflicts? This article argues that what is required is a form of critique that aims at mediation. Such a critique does not only point out what is wrong, but also searches for what is right. By mediating the wrong and the right, it has the potential of providing a deeper understanding of the present political crisis.