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Conspiracy theories

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Caviar and Sodomy The Politics of Sexual Perversion

Caviar and Sodomy The Politics of Sexual Perversion

Author: Walter J Baeyens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Conspiracy Theories A Primer

Conspiracy Theories A Primer

Author: Joseph E. Uscinski Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Conspiracy theorizing (or what Richard Hofstadter famously called the paranoid style) is an enduring part of American politics. For such a common feature of the political landscape, there is little consensus on why conspiratorial beliefs blossom. This is not for want of attention; large literatures have addressed the phenomenon. For example, some argue that the causes of conspiracy theories are psychological, stemming from cognitive quirks, authoritarian personality traits, or psychopathologies. Sociological arguments contend that group dynamics and social status drive conspiracy theorizing. Political scientists argue that institutional power (or lack thereof) drives people to adopt conspiracy theories. Philosophers, on the other hand, argue that conspiracy theories gain traction because of their unique epistemological features, which allow beliefs to prosper without standards of evidence. Each of these views provides valuable insights. Conspiracy Theories brings together these perspectives for students to evaluate their strengths. While engaging in rich discussion, Conspiracy Theories rigorously analyzes the most current arguments and evidence while providing numerous real-world examples so students can contextualize and visualize the current debates. Each chapter addresses important current questions, provides conceptual tools, defines important terms, and introduces the appropriate methods of analysis. Each chapter concludes with a list of important terms, questions to spark class discussion, and suggestions for further reading. The chapters will have boxed text to highlight important points with anecdotes and quotes.

Conspiracy Theories A Primer

Conspiracy Theories A Primer

Author: Joseph E. Uscinski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Conspiracy theorizing (or what Richard Hofstadter famously called the paranoid style) is an enduring part of American politics. For such a common feature of the political landscape, there is little consensus on why conspiratorial beliefs blossom. This is not for want of attention; large literatures have addressed the phenomenon. For example, some argue that the causes of conspiracy theories are psychological, stemming from cognitive quirks, authoritarian personality traits, or psychopathologies. Sociological arguments contend that group dynamics and social status drive conspiracy theorizing. Political scientists argue that institutional power (or lack thereof) drives people to adopt conspiracy theories. Philosophers, on the other hand, argue that conspiracy theories gain traction because of their unique epistemological features, which allow beliefs to prosper without standards of evidence. Each of these views provides valuable insights. Conspiracy Theories brings together these perspectives for students to evaluate their strengths. While engaging in rich discussion, Conspiracy Theories rigorously analyzes the most current arguments and evidence while providing numerous real-world examples so students can contextualize and visualize the current debates. Each chapter addresses important current questions, provides conceptual tools, defines important terms, and introduces the appropriate methods of analysis. Each chapter concludes with a list of important terms, questions to spark class discussion, and suggestions for further reading. The chapters will have boxed text to highlight important points with anecdotes and quotes.

Republic of Lies American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

Republic of Lies American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

Author: Anna Merlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

_______ 'Timely and troubling' Evening Standard 'A necessary book' David Aaronovitch 'Frequently jaw-dropping' Huffington Post From UFOs to the New World Order, the inside story of how conspiracy theories won over America. In November 2017, a serial climate change denier and anti-vaxxer was elected President of the United States. The rise of Donald Trump marked the beginning of a new American epoch: the age of the conspiracy theorist. Now, Anna Merlan goes undercover in America's sprawling network of conspiracy theorists and uncovers their secrets. She meets the UFOlogist who claims to have travelled to Mars with a young Barack Obama. She chats with the 'pizzagate' truthers who think Washington D.C.'s favourite pizzeria is run by a satanic paedophile ring. And she bumps into Alex Jones, the YouTube impresario who thinks the state is using chemical warfare to turn the population gay - and who happens to be on first-name terms with the leader of the free world. Merlan reveals a world of innuendo and propaganda lying just beneath the surface of US culture. It might just help explain the political turmoil of our time. _______ 'Through exhaustive research, personal interviews, and a critical yet at times appropriately empathetic approach, writer Anna Merlan has written a captivating book that illuminates the landscape of conspiracy theories.' New York Magazine 'An entertaining taxonomy of toxic ideas' Herald 'A rock-steady narrator with a ready command of history, nerves of steel, and incisive social insights . . . We need a thousand of her, or a million.' The Nation

Secret Societies The Complete Guide to Histories, Rites, and Rituals

Secret Societies The Complete Guide to Histories, Rites, and Rituals

Author: Nick Redfern Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2019

The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories

The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories

Author: Michael Newton Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Does the CIA covertly utilize mind control drugs and techniques? Are satanic messages subliminally hidden in popular music? Were Freemasons behind London's Jack the Ripper murders? Does your vote really count or is the U.S. president chosen by secretive societies such as the Bilderberg Group and the Illuminati? In an objective, fact-based manner, The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories thoroughly documents and explores these and other provocative questions. This intriguing reference provides more than 500 detailed entries that define the major conspiracies, both proven and unproven, throughout history. From the inheritance powder of the Medicis to the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, this encyclopedia investigates the broad history of conspiracies and their impact on global affairs and everyday life. Entries include biographies, specific events, profiles of groups, and thumbnail histories of notorious nations.

Conspiracies The Facts. The Theories. The Evidence [Fully revised, new edition]

Conspiracies The Facts. The Theories. The Evidence [Fully revised, new edition]

Author: Andy Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Fascination with conspiracies is massive right now, especially since the rise of Donald Trump, who is both the subject of many conspiracy theories and also the purveyor of them. New theories appear on social media on a near-daily basis, and with continual claims and counter-claims about fake news, it's hard to know what to believe. To help clear up the confusion, here is a new edition of the most balanced and informed book on the topic, now updated with all the latest events, including pro- and anti-Trump theories, Edward Snowden's mass-surveillance claims, post-truth issues, and much more.In this outstanding guide to conspiracies, researcher Andy Thomas looks at all the major theories, from the Roman Empire to the present day, exploring the social and psychological factors that have prompted them to spread. The accounts are stripped of unfounded opinion and presented factually, dramatically highlighting the core issues. Are we really under everyday mass-surveillance, as Edward Snowden claims? Is the rise of Donald Trump and global populism a genuine movement of the people or a manipulated social control experiment? Is there a secret governing elite ruling from the shadows, using fear and economic manipulation to create a network of global superstates? Could the attacks of 9/11 have been engineered by agencies within the USA itself? Andy Thomas invites you to read accounts and analyses of these and many other issues, to consider the facts and decide for yourself.

Ancient Gods Lost Histories, Hidden Truths, and the Conspiracy of Silence

Ancient Gods Lost Histories, Hidden Truths, and the Conspiracy of Silence

Author: Jim Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Real Encounters, Different Dimensions And Otherwordly Beings

Real Encounters, Different Dimensions And Otherwordly Beings

Author: Brad Steiger, Sherry Steiger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Roswell The Chronological Pictorial

Roswell The Chronological Pictorial

Author: Thomas J Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2019