Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century

Book - 2008
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As he did in Urban Legends and Hollywood Urban Legends, and as he has done in dozens of columns for the Chicago Sun-Times over the last decade and a half, Richard Roeper lays out the basics of the conspiracy theory, quotes some of the true believers--and then tears the theory apart with his bare hands. 9/11 was an inside job. Lady Di and JFK Jr. were murdered. Heathens are winning the war on Christmas. American Idol is rigged. Barack Obama is a radical Muslim. The Secret will make you thin. The Virgin Mary is in the grilled cheese. That's what it's like to live inside the mind of the 21st-century conspiracy theorist, who believes that all you have to do is look at the signs and you'll see what's really going on. This book will appeal to the vast majority of readers who possess the common sense gene, as well as the vocal minority who believe they're living in a world in which secret tribunals pull the strings and influence the outcome of everything from terrorist attacks to professional sporting events.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781556527074
Branch Call Number: 364.1 R627d 2008
Characteristics: xii, 244 p. ; 23 cm


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Nov 01, 2017

This is extremely insulting, I admit I am a conspiracy theorist myself, and I decided to take a look at this to see what type of drivel this is, and it's just insulting. He claims to know this stuff, yet it seems the author is determined to insult those who read it, I couldn't get past the first chapter without being insulted. This is just a load of, (excuse my language please), but this is complete shit.

Sep 19, 2009

made me laogh out loud several times. Quite entertaing even if you've only ever heard a tidbit of what was being talked about.


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