Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
Publish date: February 4th 2010
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, World War II
, World History
Was hoping for a bit more of the psychology of why there's a tendency to believe in conspiracies on the whole, but still an interesting whirlwind tour of the bevy of theories out there and the "research" and theorists behind them.
Voodoo Histories is a fascinating look at conspiracy theories about history and public events, starting with the notorious Protocols of the Elders of Zion and continuing all the way through the present-day "Birther" and "Truther" movements by way of Stalin's show trials, McCarthyism, the deaths of J...
Nice treatise on the nature of conspiracy theories and why people believe them beyond any other reasonable explanation. The author looks at a number of past conspiracies going all the way back to the Priory of Sion, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Senator Joseph McCarthy's Commie baiting and th...
Ocasionally interesting but a disappointment overall.
I thought this book would be a lot more intersting than I'm actually finding it. I mean, conspiracy theories! So interesting and awesome! And yet, dry, dry. I do not think I'll finish it.
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