Obviously that is hard to do in just one book, but most of his chapters were wasted.
The most dangerous conspiracy theories are held by those who also hold the reins of government and the will to exercise that power.
There is a whole chapter here called "Conspiracies of Angels," about sometimes elaborate schemes to do us all good.
Two and 1/2 stars
I stopped reading about 1/4 the way through and just started using the search function via the Kindle by inputing several different key terms/words for a... Read more
This is more a cultural history that explains a bit why Americans are so obsessed as opposed to telling us the juicy details of individual conspiracies. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ryan Terry Bohl
Mr. Walker does a masterful job not only of chronicling historical conspiracy theories, but also of explaining the root causes behind them. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael Fullmer
This book does not uncover conspiracies, but instead gives a history of "some" conspiracies. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Photog
I've never met Jesse Walker; I did not receive a free review copy of this book from the author, from Harper-Collins, from the Tri-Lateral Commission, or from anyone. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David Beckett
This is an entertaining book combining history and popular culture. In Part One, the author describes 5 "primal myths": the enemy outside (Indians, Russians), the enemy... Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Peterson
No matter which side of American politics you fall on, this book is a well-crafted dive into the theories and conspiracies that have formed American political culture from the very... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Uruloki