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Ian Shircore's lifelong interest in cover-ups and conspiracies was stirred by the stream of revelations in recent years in declassified documents and answers to Freedom of Information inquiries. And he was handed an amazing bonus, midway through writing his latest book, Conspiracy! 49 Reasons to Doubt, 50 Reasons to Believe, when WikiLeaks published its treasure trove of secret cables.

He is amazed at the way big WikiLeaks stories - like the evidence that there was probably a fifth 9/11 hijack team on a BA jet bound for London - seemed to be lost in the wash as the media struggled with the deluge of new information.

Bizarrely, Ian was once accused by Sunday Times journalists of being Belle de Jour, author of the sex blog Diary of a London Cal...more


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It's Our History, So We'd Better Get It Right (History)
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Description: Some thoughts on conspiracies, cover-ups, conspiracy theories, and modern fairy tales -- and the problems of telling them apart.
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Ian added a status update: My new JFK book, John F Kennedy: The Life, The Presidency, The Assassination, is now out, though Goodreads credits it only to my co-author, David Southwell. It is mostly mine, though, and includes all kinds of surprising and startling new material, incl about his 30-year relationship with his gay best friend from school, and about the 167 nuclear bombs still left in Cuba when the Missile Crisis was officially 'over'
Conspiracy! by Ian Shircore
" Easy book to read, for the author made each conspiracy a chapter. He also included reasons to believe and reasons to doubt. This made for a easy/convenient read when I could pick it up and read a chapter or two at any time without having to rememb... " Read more of this review »
"That's a very interesting question you raise there. Certainly all the senior people in JFK's administration knew Texas was potentially a trouble spot....more "
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The Accidental Guerrilla by David Kilcullen
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Serious heavyweight book from an Australian military expert who found himself "borrowed" by the Americans and advising General David Petraeus, Condoleezza Rice and other key players. Fascinating detail from the front line in Afghanistan about how act...more
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" Liked how the author set up the book. Each conspiracy a short chapter with reasons to believe and reasons to doubt. Some I've heard before, while others I hadn't. Learned some new things. "
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" I won this book is a give away and it is taking me way too long to post a review. Why I'm not quite finished with it I am confident enough write a review. I keep this book on the table next to the couch. Because it deals with so many different con... " Read more of this review »
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“What do you call a conspiracy theory that's backed up by evidence? Oh yes, a conspiracy”
Ian Shircore

“I'm a man. I have a 50/50 refrigerator. Half's what I'm going to eat. The rest's in there so it won't smell before I throw it away.”
Ian Shircore

“All conspiracy-spotting should start from the assumption
that even an almighty cock-up is always more likely than a
complex conspiracy.”
Ian Shircore, Conspiracy!: 49 Reasons to Doubt, 50 Reasons to Believe

67704 Conspiracy! 49 Reasons to Doubt, 50 Reasons to Believe - Q&A with Ian Shircore — 12 members — last activity Nov 20, 2013 12:03PM
There's so much nonsense talked about conspiracies, from both sides. But new evidence is coming thick and fast. The scoffers are finding it harder to...more



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Ian If anyone wants a free copy of Douglas Adams: The First and Lost Tapes, my ebook is back on a FREE promo at Amazon for 5 days this week, ending Sunday night.

Go help yourself at http://amzn.to/PaCFK6.

And if anyone says "Oh, there's not much that's new here", that's 'cos the Hitchhiker's Guide genius said it here first, in his first full interview, and recycled the best lines for the next 20 years. I still like the personal glimpses. What he paid for his apartment, why he didn't trust TV, and all his 1979 favourites - Stoppard, Tolstoy, Paul Simon, Stanislav Lem, Robert Sheckley, as well as Vonnegut and The Beatles.


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