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Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I suppose one might live a normal life without appreciating how nutty their fellow human beings can be, but for those fascinated by oddities in human belief systems, this encyclopedic work is a lot of fun. Each section is introduced with an examination of the broader topic as well as an explanation of the criteria Goldwag uses, but quickly moves on to the alphabetically arranged, cut-to-the-chase entries. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Physics of the Impossible. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies Written by: Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. I call the book encyclopedic because it’s organized that way.

Cults, Conspiracies, And Secret Societies

Freemasonry’s first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members. Get to Know Us. The Best Books of Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! Crash of the Titans. Instead, it was too slow for listening to someone else to read.


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Some topics are familiar: Cancel anytime and keep all your audiobooks. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. A consiracies casual read. One person found this helpful. The author restrains himself from commentary, giving the reader an unemotional, non-judgmental account of a far-flung phenomenon that is fascinating at best, terrifying at worst.

The conspiracies written about here are, for the most part, the truly grand ones, involving hundreds or thousands of plotters engaged in economic, political, or terror schemes that affect the entire world.

This cultish crowd recruited ex military men and scientists and stockpiled conventional chemical and biological weapons such as ebola virus, anthrax, cholera, and botulin, with which Asahara planned to hasten the advent of Armageddon. Showing of 40 reviews. Sanctamonious drivel Author clearly considers himself better than the ‘certifiably insane’ ‘conspiracists’ whose ideas he mocks, despite some of his own statements having been proven ridiculously wrong in the years since this book was written.

Destiny of the Republic. Goldwag doesn’t “go deep” but does provide pop-culture worthy details on many of the topics he covers, for example I now know where the phrase “drinking the kool-aid” comes from.

The cherrypicking of fringe, right-wing conspiracy theories clearly shows the political bias and discreditation intended by the author. In regards to most of these, I feel that Goldwag hasn’t really researched the topics in very much detail.


Many interesting fact – BUT What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? Some topics golwdag familiar—the Kennedy assassinations, the Bilderberg Group, the Illuminati, the People’s Temple and Heaven’s Gate—and some surprising, like Oulipo, a select group of intellectuals who created wild formulas for creating literary masterpieces, and the Chauffeurs, an eighteenth-century society of French home invaders, who set fire to their victims’ feet.

However, I can assure him, from my experience, that conspiracies are common in the world because this is the nature of humankind.

Please try again later. The Aum Shinrikyo were based in Tokyo and were another insane group of Japanese, this time led by a blind yoga teacher by the wnd of Shoko Asahara.

Sounds exotic, but it’s not very insightful, or even well-researched.

And then of course there is an account of Jim Jones and his crazy Jonestown in Guyana and the Scientology crowd, which has nothing whatsoever to do with arthuf or scientism. You did enjoy reading the encyclopedia when you were a kid, right?

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