Conspiracies: The Facts. The Theories. The Evidence [Fully revised, new edition]

Conspiracies: The Facts. The Theories. The Evidence [Fully revised, new edition]

by Andy Thomas


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At any time in our history, you will find significant and seemingly indisputable events occurring, the kind that can change the course of our lives — the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Yet for every one of them, somebody, somewhere will loudly dispute the 'official' account, doubting that the truth has been told. In today's environment, with trust in authorities at an all-time low, conspiracy theories have found a new currency, and websites and social networking ensure they receive a wider and more rapid spread than ever before. But how do we separate truth from imagination? Was Princess Diana murdered, as many people think, despite all the official denials? Did NASA really go to the Moon, when anomalies in the photographic record suggest otherwise? Could 9/11 really have been set up by agencies within the USA itself? The Kindle edition includes an update on all the conspiracy theories that have emerged in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic

The author opens the conspiracy casebook by examining the mindset of those who believe in conspiracies, and considers whether the dismissive attitude towards them has been fair. Part Two looks into history to establish that conspiracies do occur, credibility should therefore be given to belief in some of the alleged plots and cover-ups of today. 

This leads into a well-argued examination of some of the most popular conspiracies of our times, including theories over assassinations, UFO cover-ups, and widely voiced concerns over 9/11 and the 'New World Order'. Part Three draws the conclusion that while not all conspiracy theories can be proven, they do at least draw attention to paths not to take, and can be valuable in helping to create a better world where new trust and hope can be forged. Are we living in a world of control, of oppression, of habitual deception? Is this really how things are, or simply human nature massively distorted through a dark lens? The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786783127
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 653,534
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Andy Thomas is one of the UK's leading researchers into unexplained mysteries and conspiracy theories. His many books include the acclaimed The Truth Agenda, which explores paranormal phenomena, global cover-ups and prophecies, and Vital Signs, widely described as the definitive guide to the controversial crop circle phenomenon and nominated for Kindred Spirit magazine's Best Book award. Andy lectures widely in the around the world and makes many regular appearances on TV and radio.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Introduction 1

1 What Is Conspiracy Theory? 5

2 Historical Conspiracies 25

3 False-Flag Conspiracies 49

4 Political Conspiracies 72

5 Assassination Conspiracies 128

6 9/11 and Related Conspiracies 163

7 Extra-Terrestrial Conspiracies 198

8 New World Order Conspiracies 219

9 How Far Should Conspiracy Theories Go? 259

Epilogue 285

Notes and References 288

Conspiracy Resources 301

Index 304

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