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By Aaronovitch, David
Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere - from Pearl Harbour to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. This book demolishes the conspiracy theories. It reveals why people are so ready to believe in them and the dangers of this c...redulity.Read more
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From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to the assassination of JFK to the Birthers, Aaronvitch probes and explores the major conspiracy theories (and theorists) of our time. In doing so, he examines why people believe these conspiracies, and makes an argument for a true skepticism.
Contributions by Aaronovitch, David; Edited by de Wijze, Stephen; Contributions by Benson, Ophelia; Edited by Gerrard, Eve; Contributions by Calder, Gideon
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