Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-ups

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Political Science - 448 pages
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Before the X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes you on a fascinating, eclectic ride through what Wilson has termed the "Cultic Twilight" where conspiracy theories flourish.

Everything Is Under Control covers the range of Wilson's kaleidoscopic knowledge, from John Adams to the Voronezh (former Soviet Union) UFO sighting, the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu to the Mothman prophecies, and everything in between. What do the Freemasons, the Kennedys, and Princess Diana have in common? All are at the center of gigantic conspiracy theories with incredibly complex and endlessly multiplying twists, turns, highways and byways. Arranged by alphabetical entries which include cross-references to other entries in the book and also provide addresses to related sites on the Web, this book is truly interactive--you can dip in, read through, or follow one of the URLs from an interesting entry onto the internet.

What some famous people say about Robert Anton Wilson:

"A dazzling barker hawking tickets to the most thrilling tilt-a-whirls and daring loop-o-planes on the midway to higher consciousness."
--Tom Robbins

"Wilson managed to reverse every mental polarity in me, as if I had been pulled through infinity."
--Philip K. Dick

"One of the most important scientific philosophers of his century--scholarly, witty, scientific, hip and hopeful."
--Dr. Timothy Leary

 

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User Review  - ehines - LibraryThing

Pre-911, but it's amazing how little events, even big events change the important foci of paranoia. So still a good basic guide to our paranoid fixations. Read full review

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User Review  - airship - LibraryThing

This book is just the kind of excellent, well-researched nonsense you would expect from Robert Anton Wilson, author of the famous 'Illuminati' books. Wilson digs into all the crackpot theories, secret ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
About the Author
ALSO BY ROBERT ANTON WILSON
Copyright
About the Publisher

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Robert Anton Wilson has authored more than 30 books, teaches at Esalen, Oasis, Interface, and Open Center, maintains an award-winning website, and has been a guest artist on a punk rock record with Golden Horde.

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