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Apocalypse Not: Everything You Know About 2012, Nostradamus and the Rapture Is Wrong

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    THE END IS COMING--or maybe not

    An amazing amount of material is packed into this book, which traces the beginnings of the meme of "end times" from its origin with Zarathustra to its many current incarnations. How the idea of a final judgement orginated and spread is an interesting tale in itself. How it has influenced history, including its secular mainifestations in revolution, Y2K, and UFO cults is equally interesting. But Greer's object is not just to inform and entertain. He demonstrates that the idea of a end to history which we are helpless to stop and which will put an end to all our problems and daily concerns is a psychological detour from the actions needed to solve these problems.

    Apocolypse Not is worth reading even if you only want to find out what the big deal is about the Mayan calender, but you will learn far more than you expect.

    Greer writing is clear and concise. The book includes an index and a bibliography, making it useful for further study.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Apocalypse Not is a surprisingly light read, given the somewhat

    Apocalypse Not is a surprisingly light read, given the somewhat serious nature of its subject. I never thought about how obsessed people are with the "end of the world," but Greer opened my eyes to the extent of the phenomenon. His style is clear and concise; his approach can appeal to a wide audience. Two thumbs up!

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  • Posted July 24, 2013

    A cool history of how different cultures have repeatedly predict

    A cool history of how different cultures have repeatedly predicted the end of the world. It's great and pretty funny! You should definitely read it if you have a sense of humor about the recent Mayan calendar freak out and the whole Y2K fiasco. 

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