Conspiracy Theories (Pocket Essentials)

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Conspiracy theories are all here, but not just lined up to be ridiculed and dismissed. For among the absurd conspiracy theories currently proliferating on the internet, there are nuggets of real research about real conspiracies waiting to be mined. Fully sourced and referenced, this book is a serious examination of a fascinating phenomenon.

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Do you think The X-Files is fiction? If so, you must be one of those deluded fools who think that Elvis is dead, believe that the US actually went to the moon, and don't know the ruling elites made a pact with the extra-terrestrials after the Roswell crash in 1947 ...

It really is weird out there. At one time, you could blame the world's troubles on the Masons, or the Illuminati, or the Jews, or One Worlders, or the Great Communist Conspiracy. Now we also have an alien-US elite conspiracy and a shape-shifting reptile conspiracy to worry about - and there are books to prove it as well!

Conspiracy Theories? They are all in here - but not just lined up to be ridiculed and dismissed. Instead, the handful of wheat is sorted out from the choking clouds of intellectual chaff. For among the nonsensical Conspiracy Theory rubbish currently proliferating on the Internet, there are important nuggets of real research about real conspiracies to be found.

Fully sourced and referenced, this is both a serious examination of Conspiracy Theories and the Conspiracy Theory phenomenon, and a guide to further explorations of the subject.

Robin Ramsay is the editor and publisher of the journal Lobster. He is co-author of Smear! Wilson and the Secret State! and the author of Prawn Cocktail Party.

Conspiracy Theories will especially interest those who have enjoyed Louis Theroux or Jon Ronson's book Them: Adventures With Extremists.

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Did you think the X-Files is fiction? If so, you must be one of those deluded fools who think Elvis is dead, and believe that the US actually went to the moon, and don't know that the ruling elites did a deal with the extra-terrestrials after the Roswell crash in 1947...Boy, it really is getting strange out there. At one time, you could blame the world's troubles on the Masons or the Illuminati, or the Jews, or One Worlders, or the Great Communist Conspiracy. Now, in addition to the usual suspects, we also have the alien-US elite conspiracy, or the alien shape-shifting reptile conspiracy to worry about - and there are books to prove it as well! Conspiracy Theories - they are all in here - but not just lined up to be ridiculed and dismissed. OK, there is some of that, but the author also tries to sort out the handful of wheat from the choking clouds of intellectual chaff. For, among the nonsensical Conspiracy Theory rubbish currently proliferating on the Internet, there are important nuggets of real research about real conspiracies waiting to be mined. This book has done the mining for you.

Fully sourced and referenced, this is both a serious examination of Conspiracy Theories and the Conspiracy Theory phenomenon, and a guide to further explorations of the subject.

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