Voodoo Histories

Voodoo Histories

Author: David Aaronovitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101185216

Category: History

Page: 416

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"Meticulous in its research, forensic in its reasoning, robust in its argument, and often hilarious in its debunking... a highly entertaining rumble with the century's major conspiracy theorists and their theories." --John Lahr, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Tennessee Williams From an award-winning journalist, a history so funny, so true, so scary, it's bound to be called a conspiracy. Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere- from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. In this age of terrorism we live in, the role of conspiracy is a serious one, one that can fuel radical or fringe elements to violence. For David Aaronovitch, there came a time when he started to see a pattern among these inflammatory theories. these theories used similarly murky methods with which to insinu­ate their claims: they linked themselves to the supposed conspiracies of the past (it happened then so it can happen now); they carefully manipulated their evidence to hide its holes; they relied on the authority of dubious aca­demic sources. Most important, they elevated their believers to membership of an elite- a group of people able to see beyond lies to a higher reality. But why believe something that entails stretching the bounds of probabil­ity so far? In this entertaining and enlightening book, he examines why people believe conspiracy theories, and makes an argument for a true skepticism: one based on a thorough knowledge of history and a strong dose of common sense.
Pseudoscience
Language: en
Pages: 536
Authors: Allison B. Kaufman, James C. Kaufman
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03 - Publisher: Mit Press

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Voodoo Histories
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: David Aaronovitch
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-04 - Publisher: Penguin

"Meticulous in its research, forensic in its reasoning, robust in its argument, and often hilarious in its debunking... a highly entertaining rumble with the century's major conspiracy theorists and their theories." --John Lahr, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Tennessee Williams From an award-winning journalist, a history so funny,
The Conspiracy
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Paul Nizan, Jean-Paul Sartre, Walter Benjamin
Categories: Fiction
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The Conspiracy
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Pages: 400
Authors: Jasmine Cresswell
Categories: Fiction
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