UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry

UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry

by Michael Swords, Robert Powell

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ISBN-13: 9781933665580
Publisher: Anomalist Books
Publication date: 07/02/2012
Pages: 594
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
nimbusBC More than 1 year ago
Don't be intimidated by UFOs and Government's formidable length. This is the justifiably indignant narrative about the modern equivalent of Galileo's 17th-century heresy conviction for daring to present the evidence for heliocentric reality. The history of America's hapless response to the great intellectual challenge of our time should offend everyone who subscribes to science as the great referee for settling competing opinions. In an ideal world, UFOs and Government would provide the foundation for an honest debate on this real and persistent drama unfolding in our atmosphere. Alas. But at least now, we have a richer comprehension of how our government -- and perhaps our species -- turned away.
DBerliner More than 1 year ago
This is the work of academics, not by hobbyists, nor self-styled experts, nor by extremists of any stripe. Many years of serious research have gone into a large, none-too-easy-to-read analysis of the efforts of the U.S. and other Governments to deal with matters far beyond their understanding. While freely admitting anything approaching proof of any conclusion, the authors dig deeply into the confusing and often self-contradicting efforts of bureaucrats to conceal their ignorance of a mystery that refuses to go away. Scientists and others who are interested in the UFO subject should gain confidence that an admission of such interest may not be career-ending.
mndoc More than 1 year ago
Okay, so you're browsing books on the UFO phenomenon. Such an undertaking can be a little unsettling if you have your wits about you. Some of these books have fantastic and unbelievable conclusions. You want to find something that is more "meat and potatoes", as one of my mentors used to say. Well this is it, look no further. Instead of producing reams of information about sightings or wandering off into never-never land with preposterous conclusions the authors have done something that is actually very clever. They have carefully and meticulously researched official government response to the "UFO problem". There is a story to be told here that gets all of us away from needless speculation. You will not find belief or opinion, just the facts. And they are quite remarkable. If you never read any other book on the subject this is the one you want to tackle. Over many years I've probably read more than forty books on UFO's, going back to Keyhoe's first work from the 1950s. Some of them were awful, as in poorly written. Many of them were written to propagate a pet theory unsupported by any real evidence. This one makes my top 5. There is no requirement for belief or opinion. Governments, plural, took this issue very seriously and responded to it. This is the story of what happened and when. It should be required reading for anyone with the least interest in the subject. My highest personal recommendation.