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Voodoo Histories

The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History

By David Aaronovitch
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Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch

Voodoo Histories (2009) is a fascinating look at why we love to create conspiracy theories. Why do we feel the need to create stories to explain tragic events, such as the Apollo 11 moon landing and the deaths of Princess Diana and Marilyn Monroe? Read on and find out.

  • People curious about conspiracy theories
  • Skeptics wanting to debunk conspiracy theories
  • Activists interested in the Zeitgeist Movement and similar groups

Since the 1980s, David Aaronovitch has been an award-winning journalist for radio, TV and print. His first book, Paddling to Jerusalem, won the Madoc prize for travel literature in 2001, and his second, Voodoo Histories, was a Sunday Times top-ten best seller.

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