American Conspiracies

Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us
Author: Jesse Ventura
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1616082143
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 786
The former Minnesota governor examines the gap between what the American government knows and what it reveals, shedding light on the 9/11 attacks, the 2000 and 2004 elections, and the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.

Great American Conspiracies

Author: Publications International
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781640302099
Category: Conspiracies
Page: 272
View: 4289
Explores the well-known conspiracies and helps separate fact from fiction. This book investigates government cover-ups, political scandals, suspicious deaths, aliens, and the paranormal.


Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 1019

American Conspiracies and Cover-ups

JFK, 9/11, the Fed, Rigged Elections, Suppressed Cancer Cures, and the Greatest Conspiracies of Our Time
Author: Douglas Cirignano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510742980
Category: Political Science
Page: 396
View: 3457
Interviews with bestselling authors and conspiracy experts Jim Marrs, Noam Chomsky, G. Edward Griffin, and Others​ “Those intrepid souls seeking to peer deeper into America's greatest conspiracies should start with Douglas Cirignano's voluminous book American Conspiracies And Cover-ups. From the foreknowledge of the attacks of Pearl Harbor and September, 11, 2001 to the truth behind the assassinations of John F; Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., no conspiracy is left behind. Pick your favorite conspiracy---is the Federal Reserve System unconstitutional? Was the IRS created to bail out Big banks? Are cancer cures and cheap alternative energy being suppressed? Are elections made fraudulent by hacked voting machines?---Cirignano has them all. Incisive interviews with knowledgeable experts. Don't miss this tour de force.”—Jim Marrs, journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Rule by Secrecy; The Rise of the Fourth Reich; The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy; and Population Control: How Corporate Owners Are Killing Us. American Conspiracies and Cover-ups brings together interviews with the bestselling and brightest minds in the alternative history world to create the definitive guide to our country’s biggest secrets. Interviews include: Jim Marrs on the New World Order Noam Chomsky on mainstream media The JFK assassination with LBJ’s lawyer Veteran and author Robert B. Stinnet on Pearl Harbor G. Edward Griffin on the Federal Reserve Bank Dr. William F. Pepper on MLK's assassination Professor David Ray Griffin on 9/11 and more! Author Douglas Cirignano brings together the foremost experts in the field to answer these questions once and for all, and proves that mainstream histories don’t tell the real story.

Conspiracy Theories in American History

An Encyclopedia
Author: Peter Knight
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078124
Category: History
Page: 925
View: 1462
The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States. * Over 300 A-Z entries on various events, ideas, and persons, as well as crucial supporting and refuting evidence, and competing explanations for the origins, history, and popularity of this mode of political thought * Primary documents from organizations promoting conspiracy theories * Contributions from over 100 international scholars with a full range of historical expertise * Separate section containing about 100 illustrative extracts covering the full range of American history, each with a brief headnote placing it in context

American Conspiracy Theories

Author: Joseph E. Uscinski,Joseph M. Parent
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199351821
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
View: 6506
We are living in an age of conspiracy theories, whether it's enduring, widely held beliefs such as government involvement in the Kennedy assassination or alien activity at Roswell, fears of a powerful infiltrating group such as the Illuminati, Jews, Catholics, or communists, or modern fringe movements of varying popularity such as birtherism and trutherism. What is it in American culture that makes conspiracy theories proliferate? Who is targeted, and why? Are we in the heyday of the conspiracy theory, or is it in decline? Though there is significant scholarly literature on the topic in psychology, sociology, philosophy, and more, American Conspiracy Theories is the first to use broad, long-term empirical data to analyze this popular American tendency. Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent draw on three sources of original data: 120,000 letters to the editor of the New York Times and Chicago Tribune from between 1890 and 2010; a two-wave survey from before and after the 2012 presidential election; and discussions of conspiracy theories culled from online news sources, blogs, and other Web sites, also from before and after the election. Through these sources, they are able to address crucial questions, such as similarities and differences in the nature of conspiracy theories over time, the role of the Internet and communications technologies in spreading modern conspiracy theories, and whether politics, economics, media, war, or other factors are most important in popularizing conspiratorial beliefs. Ultimately, they conclude that power asymmetries, both foreign and domestic, are the main drivers behind conspiracy theories, and that those at the bottom of power hierarchies have a strategic interest in blaming those at the top-in other words, "conspiracy theories are for losers." But these "losers" can end up having tremendous influence on the course of history, and American Conspiracy Theories is an unprecedented examination of one of the defining features of American political life.

Conspiracies of Conspiracies

Delusions Have Overrun America
Author: Thomas Milan Konda
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 022658576X
Category: Conspiracy theories
Page: 432
View: 6768
It's tempting to think that we live in an unprecedentedly fertile age for conspiracy theories, with seemingly each churn of the news cycle bringing fresh manifestations of large-scale paranoia. But the sad fact is that these narratives of suspicion--and the delusional psychologies that fuel them--have been a constant presence in American life for nearly as long as there's been an America. In this sweeping book, Thomas Milan Konda traces the country's obsession with conspiratorial thought from the early days of the republic to our own anxious moment. Conspiracies of Conspiracies details centuries of sinister speculations--from antisemitism and anti-Catholicism to UFOs and reptilian humanoids--and their often incendiary outcomes. Rather than simply rehashing the surface eccentricities of such theories, Konda draws from his unprecedented assemblage of conspiratorial writing to crack open the mindsets that lead people toward these self-sealing worlds of denial. What is distinctively American about these theories, he argues, is not simply our country's homegrown obsession with them but their ongoing prevalence and virulence. Konda proves that conspiracy theories are no harmless sideshow. They are instead the dark and secret heart of American political history--one that is poisoning the bloodstream of an increasingly sick body politic.

American Conspiracy Files

The Stories We Were Never Told
Author: Peter Kross
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1939149614
Category: History
Page: 56
View: 5809
Conspiracy theories are not new to our modern time. They date back to biblical times when Moses sent his spies out to check out what the Egyptians were doing. Espionage is also linked to various conspiracies and is all mixed up in the same bag of tricks and form any decent conspiracy or theory. In this new, fact providing book by author Peter Kross called The American Conspiracy Files: The Stories We Were Never Told, the reader is given a tour de force through the world of conspiracies and conspiracy theories dating back to the time when this nation was first founded, right up until the modern day. Author Kross provides the reader with these fascinating and unbelievable stories in short, thought-provoking chapters that will both inform and educate the public to these little known tales from our past. Among the stories that are revealed are the circumstances surrounding the Lost Colony of Roanoke whose settlers simply left their homes and were never seen again. The tales of the deaths of Davy Crockett, Jesse James and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid leave the reader wondering just what really happened to these iconic heroes, conspiracies in the Revolutionary War including Benedict Arnold and Ben Franklin’s son, William. We delve into the large conspiracy to kill President Lincoln and see that John Wilkes Booth did not act alone. Our tale then goes into our modern day with chapters on the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, spies in the Roosevelt administration, the reasons behind the Oklahoma City bombing, the sordid plots of President Lyndon Johnson and the deaths of people associated with him, the revelation of “Deep Throat,” a plot by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to invade Cuba and blame it on Castro, among other interesting tales. As author Kross did in his previous books, Tales From Langley: The CIA from Truman to Obama and The Secret History of the United States, these stories are a fascinating account of our hidden history, most of which the public has never heard of.

Conspiracy Encyclopedia

Author: Thom Burnett
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9781843403814
Category: Conspiracies
Page: 320
View: 747
Conspiracies are everywhere. they are the lifeblood of politics, business and our daily lives. this truly international and all-embracing encyclopedia explains the details of the world's major popular conspiracies, listing them chronologically under subject matter and cross-referencing them continually (because so many conspiracy theories interact on some level). Conspiracies are often international in their sweep and their impact. the brutal stabbing of Julius Caesar (the conspiracy which has defined political assassinations ever since) plunged the Roman Empire into civil war, which then engulfed much of the known western world. More recently the Cambridge spies (Philby, Blunt, MacLean and Burgess) helped Russia throughout WWII and then re-defined the Cold War afterwards, Philby's defection casting a 30-year shadow over CIA/Anglo-American relations. though conspiracies define our everyday lives, there is no body of serious academic research to understand their role, nature or defining characteristics. Most historians prefer to adhere to the cock-up theory of history, in which everything happens by accident or incompetence. Although this view is favoured by academics and historians, it is rejected by a large part of the general public who prefer the evidence of their own lives. However they consume their media, what they see is a mesh of conspiracies that define the texture of their everyday lives, often for the worst. Most people believe that there is a grain of truth in most theories about conspiracies. this book is for them.

Plots, Designs, and Schemes

American Conspiracy Theories from the Puritans to the Present
Author: Michael Butter
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110367947
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 332
View: 6522
Plots, Designs, and Schemes is the first study that investigates the long history of American conspiracy theories from the perspective of literary and cultural studies. Since research in these fields has so far almost exclusively focused on the contemporary period, the book concentrates on the time before 1960. Four detailed case studies offer close readings of the Salem witchcraft crisis of 1692, fears of Catholic invasion during the 1830s to 1850s, antebellum conspiracy theories about slavery, and anxieties about Communist subversion during the 1950s. The study primarily engages with factual texts, such as sermons, pamphlets, political speeches, and confessional narratives, but it also analyzes how fears of conspiracy were dramatized and negotiated in fictional texts, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown (1835) or Hermann Melville's Benito Cereno (1855). The book offers three central insights: 1. The American predilection for conspiracy theorizing can be traced back to the co-presence and persistence of a specific epistemological paradigm that relates all effects to intentional human action, the ideology of republicanism, and the Puritan heritage. 2. Until far into the twentieth century, conspiracy theories were considered a perfectly legitimate form of knowledge. As such, they shaped how many Americans, elites as well as “common” people, understood and reacted to historical events. The Revolutionary War and the Civil War would not have occurred without widespread conspiracy theories. 3. Although most extant research claims the opposite, conspiracy theories have never been as marginal and unimportant as in the past decades. Their disqualification as stigmatized knowledge only occurred around 1960, and coincided with a shift from theories that detect conspiracies directed against the government to conspiracies by the government.

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History [2 volumes]

Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144085811X
Category: History
Page: 950
View: 9990
This up-to-date introduction to the complex world of conspiracies and conspiracy theories provides insight into why millions of people are so ready to believe the worst about our political, legal, religious, and financial institutions. • Provides an in-depth, easy-to-access account of conspirators and secret organizations behind key plots to control American legal, political, and financial systems • Presents the history of key American conspiracy theories, taking a longer view of how current conspiracy thinking developed over generations • Explains the similarities and differences among conspiracy theories held by people on the far right and far left of the political spectrum • Explores the cultural significance of widespread, popular reactions to advances in science, technology, and medicine, as well as the public's skepticism about highly trained professionals and their expert knowledge • Offers an up-to-date survey of popular conspiracy theories regarding celebrity deaths and the popular distrust of the American media and police investigations • Details the importance of the internet and social media in organizing conspiratorial movements and spreading conspiracy theories

Political Conspiracies in America

A Reader
Author: Donald T. Critchlow,John Korasick,Matthew C. Sherman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253027837
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 6472
Conspiracy theories have been a part of the American experience since colonial times. There is a rich literature on conspiracies involving, among others, Masons, Catholics, Mormons, Jews, financiers, Communists, and internationalists. Although many conspiracy theories appear irrational, an exaggerated fear of a conspiracy sometimes proves to be well founded. This anthology provides students with documents relating to some of the more important and interesting conspiracy theories in American history and politics, some based on reality, many chiefly on paranoia. It provides a fascinating look at a persistent and at times troubling aspect of democratic society.

Las Sociedades Secretas / the Secret Societies

Author: Jim Marrs
Publisher: Ediciones Del Bronce
ISBN: 9788484531623
Category: True Crime
Page: 510
View: 9486
En este sorprendente libro, el reconocido periodista Jim Marrs analiza detalladamente los secretos mejor guardados de la historia, y expone que conspiraciones clandestinas han marcado el devenir de la humanidad y los poderes que se esconden tras ellas.

A Culture of Conspiracy

Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America
Author: Michael Barkun
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520238053
Category: Religion
Page: 243
View: 2789
In a groundbreaking work that traces the origins of common conspiracy theories--and the meta-theories behind them--a professor of political theory finds disturbing common ground in tales of UFO sightings, "black helicopters," and the assassination of JFK. (Current Affairs)

Conspiracy Theory in America

Author: Lance deHaven-Smith
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292743793
Category: Political Science
Page: 260
View: 7783
Asserts that the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition.

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in the Age of Trump

Author: Daniel C. Hellinger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319981587
Category: Political Science
Page: 300
View: 1399
This book focuses on the constant tension between democracy and conspiratorial behavior in the new global order. It addresses the prevalence of conspiracy theories in the phenomenon of Donald Trump and Trumpism, and the paranoid style of American politics that existed long before, first identified with Richard Hofstadter. Hellinger looks critically at both those who hold conspiracy theory beliefs and those who rush to dismiss them. Hellinger argues that we need to acknowledge that the exercise of power by elites is very often conspiratorial and invites both realistic and outlandish conspiracy theories. How we parse the realistic from the outlandish demands more attention than typically accorded in academia and journalism. Tensions between global hegemony and democratic legitimacy become visible in populist theories of conspiracy, both on the left and the right. He argues that we do not live in an age in which conspiracy theories are more profligate, but that we do live in an age in which they offer a more profound challenge to the constituted state than ever before.

Conspiracy Rising: Conspiracy Thinking and American Public Life

Conspiracy Thinking and American Public Life
Author: Martha F. Lee
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313350140
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
View: 6958
This book offers a thoughtful analysis of how and why conspiracy thinking has become a popular mode of political discourse in the United States.

American Traps and Conspiracies

The Ugly Truth About Cancer and Heart Disease
Author: Arnold Sarnel
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1643509128
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 170
View: 4438
In the midseventies, Sarnel had a brush with death and vowed whatever put him on that stretcher, he would whip—and omen in disguise! In one year, he lost all his weight, quit smoking, and became a social drinker. After that experience, Sarnel decided to write a book on health and happiness. The only clue he had was the cryptic phrase: “I know it is wrong for me, but I am doing it anyway.” After speaking to over thirty thousand customers about their eating, drinking, and smoking problems, Sarnel put together an informative, inspirational, and educational book you won’t put down. It is more of a testament or road map to better health and physical fitness. Sarnel uncovers the tobacco, alcohol, and “junk food” conspiracies to get millions of people addicted to tobacco, alcohol, and junk foods. The reader will realize he/she has been victimized by the alcohol, tobacco, and junk food companies with propaganda and conspiracies. He sheds light about the superstitions of the dark age thinking to modern-age thinking. Sarnel goes into modern-day fallacies/myths regarding food, tobacco, and alcohol. He writes about symbolic traditions and the pros and cons regarding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. The reader will find the folklore traps: birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s/Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day could be as heartrending and disenchanting traps people can fall into. Sarnel saved the deadliest trap for last: the media fallacy trap. People trappers always need some kind of bait to entice, lure, or tempt their prey/victims into their traps. Their bait could be greed, gluttony, or lust, to name a few; they are the go-between for the alcohol, tobacco, and junk food companies: the dictators. After the reader reads this, he/she could feel like the patsy to the alcohol, tobacco, and junk food companies. The best is yet to come. You beating the dictators! Sarnel unveils the cheap excuses, which are nothing more than cheap alibis, people use regarding their habits. The reader will realize excuses/alibis lead to rationalities, justification, and denial. (When the reader realizes his/her failures and mistakes, then they are ready to declare war on their eating, drinking, and smoking habits.) Sarnel will excite the reader’s imagination seeing themselves being their normal weight, smoke free, and a social drinker. Sarnel shares having a campaign against the reader’s self-destructive excuses that they will use regarding the eating, drinking, or smoking problems. He guides the reader through their self-destructive smoking, eating, and drinking problems. He educates the reader with warning signs/symptoms of eating, smoking, and drinking, and with laws and their campaign to destroy their self-destructive habits. Sarnel goes into shattering the conspiracy and breaking the comfort Zones,” Sarnel gives a step-by-step in winning the war on your eating, drinking, and smoking problems. He also shares cooking techniques to better health and fitness. He goes into eating traps and the “All American plague.” He ends with the reason why people use that deadly phase, “I know it is wrong for me, but I am doing it anyway.” (If you want to know more about Sarnel, go to

American Slave Revolts and Conspiracies: A Reference Guide

A Reference Guide
Author: Kerry Walters
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696603
Category: Social Science
Page: 259
View: 3489
Provides a comprehensive overview of 10 major slave revolts and examines how those uprisings and conspiracies impacted slaveholding colonies and states from 1663 to 1861. Offers an overview of American slave revolts and conspiracies to revolt Explores the context of chronic fear of uprising in slaveholding colonies and states in North America from 1663 to 1861 Offers accounts gleaned from primary resources regarding slave leaders and their lieutenants, and of the trials that condemned them Describes the climate of fear in which slaveholding whites lived, as well as the various social practices and legal statutes they enacted to minimize the risk of slave revolt Includes a narrative, primary materials, biographics, a chronology, and an annotated bibliography—all of which will be helpful to students writing papers on the topic

63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read

Author: Jesse Ventura,Dick Russell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1616085711
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
View: 6504
Analyzes a series of public domain documents which demonstrate how the government has misled the public, engaging in deception about the objectives and scope of some of its programs and perpetuating wasteful spending and harmful cover-ups.