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The Cambridge Conspiracy


After a strange version of my book WikiLeaks’ Unforgivable Liberalism was first published, the publisher subsequently insisted in cosmetic changes, which for obscure reasons took forever, before it finally was republished. Under that time, one of my relatives died when I visited his family, another died closely thereafter. I dedicate this article to one of these gentlemen

To Hernan Concha Osa, when he was young.

I had many disagreements with him, but admired him for his courage and principled defence of dignity and common decency. He belonged to a rare breed that seem exotic nowadays, perhaps because they are at the brink of extinction. He was a Christian Democrat with a spine, who had a decisive role in the election of the Chilean Socialist president Salvador Allende. He gave Allende his support because he felt that it was the right thing to do, because it was what the people of Chile wanted at the time. He paid a high price for that decision – harassment, torture and imprisonment at the concentration camps haunted him for the rest of his days. He was one of the few of my relatives who expressed real appreciation for my work. He was eager to read my book before he sadly passed away. I am sure he would have liked this one.

I always work alone, but I am grateful for any support or comments. Feel free to contact me at

Manuel Echeverría



This paper shows how a population can be enslaved while maintaining the perception of freedom. It establishes that three Principles of Democracy-Adapted Power (PDAP) are enough to explain how such enslavement is carried out, and pins down a corresponding group of organizations adapted to make such endeavor viable. Then it is investigated if these principles qualify as a conspiracy theory. In order to do so, a critique of a recent philosophical discussion about secrecy and conspiracy is deemed necessary. I show that the PDAP do not qualify as a conspiracy theory but rather explain how formidable conspiracies can come about, and indeed are expected to emerge. Several properties of conspiracies are established from a coherent theoretical framework. I show that the concepts of secrecy and conspiracy developed by Dentith and Orr are unfit to carry out a coherent discussion on the subject. The Cambridge Conspiracy is a hypothetical example which underscores why. It also shows how a Democracy-Adapted Organization exerts its subtle influence.

Published by Manuel Echeverría

Licentiate of Philosophy. Independent Researcher.

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