Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History

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Jonathan Cape, 2009 - Conspiracies - 358 pages
Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere - from Pearl Harbour to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. Aaronovitch carefully probes and explodes a dozen of the major conspiracy theories. In doing so, he looks at why people believe them, and makes an argument for a true scepticism: one based on a thorough knowledge of history and a strong dose of common sense.

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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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