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An enlightening and balanced guide to conspiracy theories.,
This review is from: Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories, The (3rd) (Paperback)
James McConnachie & Robin Tudge have written a fascinating, enlightening and balanced guide to over 100 of the many conspiracy theories that proliferate in the world.
The conspiracies are grouped into six sections: 'Assassinations and downfalls'; 'Mega-conspiracies and master plans'; 'The land of the free'; 'Real weapons of mass destruction'; 'Conspiracies of sea, sky and space' & 'Warplay'.
Individual conspiracies discussed range from the completely barking(The Apollo moon landing was faked) to the entirely believable(The CIA's attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro).
The book concludes with a useful archive section listing the books, films and websites dealing with conspiracy theories.
This third edition(2013) has been updated and includes new material on Osama bin Laden, the global banking crisis and the causes of the Arab Spring.
Overall, 'The Rough Guide To Conspiracy Theories' gives a valuable insight into the state of the modern world and this endlessly browseable book deserves to be widely read.