Voodoo Histories: How Conspiracy Theory Has Shaped Modern History

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Vintage, 2010 - Conspiracies - 390 pages
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Did Neil Armstrong really set foot on the moon?

Was the United States government responsible for the 11 September attacks?

Should we doubt the accidental nature of Diana's death?

Voodoo Histories entertainingly demolishes the absurd and sinister conspiracy theories of the last 100 years. Aaronovitch reveals not only why people are so ready to believe in these stories but also the dangers of this credulity.

*Includes a new chapter investigating the conspiracy theories that question Obama's legitimacy as president *

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User Review  - fulner - LibraryThing

Disappointing. The author had a few good points, "Jews control the World" type conspiracies lead to the possibility for Hitler to be able to take over in Germany, and "There's a secret Communist ... Read full review

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

In this book, the author analyzes various conspiracy theories. I have to admit that I found a good chunk of this book kind of dry. The chapters where I was most interested included: "Dead Deities ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

David Aaronovitch is an award-winning journalist, who has worked in radio, television and newspapers in the United Kingdom since the early 1980s. He lives in Hampstead, north London, with his wife, three daughters and Kerry Blue the terrier. His first book, Paddling to Jerusalem, won the Madoc prize for travel literature in 2001 and his second, Voodoo Histories, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

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