The book's primary value, then, apart from the snippets of conspiracy "proof" it does provide, is in Wilson's playful yet insightful articulation of the psychology and linguistics of conspiratorial thinking. "Because we can say 'the Jews' or 'the New World Order' or 'the Patriarchy,'" he writes, "we can believe, or almost believe, that these grammatical abstractions have the same kind of reality as basketballs, barking dogs, and baked beans." There are also some fun private jokes, including a lot of data on the Discordians. It's not the best Wilson book--that, perhaps, is Masks of the Illuminati--but it's an adequate introduction to his imaginative philosophy. --Ron Hogan
You can never get enough information concerning all the conspiracy theories and the various stories and explanations about them, the more stories, the more theories.Published 22 months ago by John M. Wasilnak
This book contains most of the Conspiracy Theories you can think of and its interesting. Someone at work told be about the book after I overheard her talking about it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by C. Sanders
The book is a sort of encyclopedia about secret organizations (funny that so much is known about them), conspiracies, and other themes familiar to readers of The Illuminatus! Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by Wolf77
Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007) was a novelist, poet, playwright, lecturer, stand-up comic, Futurist, and psychologist. He was the author of books such as the The Illuminatus! Read morePublished on April 13, 2012 by Steven H. Propp
I got this book some time back I just re-opend it and got back into it.
I am still shcoked at the fullness of information it holds. Read more
.....When reading RAW's works.
In a letter to me back in 1977, Mr. Wilson said that he writes "Mostly other people's opinions" in his books. Read more
Is Robert Anton Wilson mealy mouthed? He sure likes to beat around the bush and not speak directly and not committing himself to anything. Read morePublished on April 19, 2009 by GangstaLawya
I am a fan of Wilsons writing and just decided on a whim to pick this up. Although there is some interesting information, it is not exactly what i thought it would be. Read morePublished on January 29, 2009 by Brian Ward
I love flipping through this, although I wish he had updated it before he died. There are so many new theories... Read morePublished on January 16, 2009 by Sara Stevens