Book Review: Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History


Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern HistoryVoodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sobering antidote to the conspiratorial mindset that permeates the Internet. Skewers several recent conspiracy theories and traces the reasons for conspiracy theories’ development without settling on any single reason.

In particular I was intrigued by the analysis of the origins of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” hoax that defamed Jews and provided a pretext for their persecution. A pity this wasn’t expanded into a debunking of the NWO/Freemasonry/Illuminati meme.

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