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This review is from: Voodoo Histories: How Conspiracy Theory Has Shaped Modern History (Paperback)
Very readable account of a range of conspiracy theories. The current obsession with conspiracies can be ammusing, but it's at times quite frightening; the pseudo-intellectual backing for 9/11 conspiracy theories, for example, summed up very well by an commentator in The Australian newspaper:
"In this scholarly mirror universe, where truth and fiction are equally interesting so long as they titillate the creative intellect, and where a generalised hostility to Western interests can pass as a proxy for political progressivism, the old hard Left and the new far Right join together in a splendid danse macabre, Black and Red carolling in joyous euphony."
My only complaint is the subtitle: "How Conspiracy Theory Has Shaped Modern History". That sounds too much like something a conspiracy theorist would say!