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  • Hence the peculiarly Italian discipline of dietrologia, or the science of 'what's behind it all.'

    Italy: The Triumph of TV Lyttelton, Adrian 1994


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  • From dietro (behind) + -logia (-logy), Italian for "conspiracy theory".

    August 29, 2009

  • dietrologia is the deep-seated belief that there's something nefarious behind everything, no matter how benign it may seem. A belief held in particular by conspiracy theorists, who accept the most illogical explanations even when a simple explanation is the most obvious.

    September 14, 2021