Politics of the Imagination: The Life, Work and Ideas of Charles Fort

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Critical Vision, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 206 pages
"Politics of the Imagination "is an account of the life and work of Charles Fort (18741932). Born in Albany, New York, Fort spent almost his entire life searching through periodicals in the New York Public Library and the British Museum, compiling evidence to show that science was a mere faade. In a series of books-"The Book of the Damned, New Lands, Lo!, "and "Wild Talents"-Fort argued that science was a new form of social control whose object was to conceal the fantastical nature of the universe by editing out paradoxes, miracles, and paranormal events.

"Politics "has a foreword by John Keel, whose book "The Mothman Prophecies "is now a major motion picture starring Richard Gere.

 

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Contents

Foreword by John Keel
5
lntroduction
11
lmagination Wars
29
Facts as Art Form
85
lntermediate States
125
The Quest for Oswald
167
Scepticism as Mystique
176
Notes
190
lndex
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Colin Bennett is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria.

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