Voodoo Histories

The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History

David Aaronovitch - Author

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ISBN 9781594484988 | 416 pages | 04 Jan 2011 | Riverhead | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A history so funny, so true, so scary, it's bound to be called a conspiracy.

"Meticulous in its research, forensic in its reasoning, robust in its argument, and often hilarious in its debunking, Voodoo Histories is a highly entertaining rumble with the century's major conspiracy theorists and their theories" (John Lahr). From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to the assassination of JFK to the Birthers, Aaronvitch probes and explores the major conspiracy theories (and theorists) of our time. In doing so, he examines why people believe these conspiracies and makes an argument for a true skepticism.

List of Illustrations

Introduction: Blame Kevin

1. “The Uncanny Note of Prophect”

2. Dark Miracles

3. Conspiracies to the Left

4. Dead Deities

5. A Very British Plot

6. Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Holy Shit

7. A Few Clicks of a Mouse

8. Mr. Pooter Forms a Theory

9. “I Want My Country Back!”

Conclusion: Bedtime Story





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