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Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Interview

David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch
Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History

Montgomery Walker, January 7, 2012

Voodoo Histories examines a number of conspiracy theories with the intention of trying to understand their rationale, the supporting (if any) evidence, how believers metamorphosize their conspiracies when faced with contradictory evidence, and why people believe what are quite often fantastical, Rube Goldberg-like constructions of past events. Worth reading in order to comprehend how people interpret/reconstruct the past and how these interpretations can move from the realm of the fringe to actually dominating and controlling a society, as in the case of the stabbed-in-the-back myth that conspiracist in German used to explain their defeat in World War One. Eventual that rational helped the Nazi party achieve political control. Voodoo Histories is an interesting examination of how imaginary events develop and are often perceived as reality.
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