Voodoo Histories

ISBN: 9781594484988 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2011 Autor: David Aaronovitch Editură: Penguin Putnam Inc Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 432 Stoc: La comandă

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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 of history and a strong dose of common sense.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Istoria lumii
Perioada Istorica
Epoca contemporana
Autor
David Aaronovitch
Data Publicarii
2011
Editura
Penguin Putnam Inc
Inaltime
20.9
Latime
13.8
Grosime
2.2
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
432
Subtitlu
The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
Greutate
372 g
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