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Architects of Fear

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Are THEY causing worldwide recession?

Are THEY manipulating oil prices and financing terrorists?

Are THEY corrupting our children with drugs and destroying our schools?

Is there a mysterious THEY-a powerful conspiracy of Satanically directed men with secret knowledge who manipulate national economies, covertly dominate foreign policy, foment war and revolution, and seek to de
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Paperback, 252 pages
Published November 1st 1983 by Tarcher
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May 14, 2009 Mark rated it really liked it
Architects of Fear describes the history of paranoia in American politics, as enabled by various conspiracy theories. It’s seems we’ve always had some kind of international conspiracy to pin our fears on and blame for whatever we don’t like about the encroaching forces of the modern world. Almost all of it, even the modern day paranoia, can be traced to the belief that Bavarian Illuminati was plotting to replace religion with rationalism and break down international borders to form a one-world g ...more
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This book is written from the secular humanist point of view, but the author does try to keep an even hand in describing many of the conspiracy myths that unfortunately were believed by many throughout history especially in the United States. I was amazed at some of the bizarre stuff that people used to believe, and still do to this day. The author doesn't seem to realize that his point of view has it's own set of myths and biases, yet he does present another side to so many of the toxic memes t ...more
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