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  - TobinElliott - LibraryThing

Really enjoyed this one. Aaronovitch packs a lot of details and research into this book, but it's necessary when he's skewering some of the greatest conspiracy theories of the last 100 years or so. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul_S - LibraryThing

Of course, it's only a conspiracy theory until it's proven true. For example the US government never admitted to helping Israel attack Natanz nuclear enrichment plant. Independent researchers investigated it and now everyone accepts the truth but the government still denies it. Read full review

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