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The Unseen Hand: An Introduction to the Conspiratoral View of History

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It is the contention of the author that the major events of the past, the wars, the depressions and the revolutions, have been planned years in advance by an international conspiracy. This view is called the Conspiratorial View of History, and is definitely not the view held by the majority of historians today. The more traditional view is called The Accidental View of His ...more
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Published May 15th 2006 by Publius Press (first published January 1st 1985)
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Timothy L.
Jul 22, 2012 Timothy L. rated it really liked it
Loved this book. It makes John A. Stormer's book, None Dare Call It Treason, look like a sunday school lesson by comparison. I generally do not believe in "conspiracy" as many do... I think Epperson is misled that conspiracy is so prevalent on a human level. To me it seems more plausible that human collaborators and useful idiots are really in fact just marionettes organized and manipulated from a spiritual plain. Also, I think Epperson is mistaken that destruction can be averted... Perhaps for ...more
Frank
Feb 25, 2012 Frank rated it really liked it
An excellent read for a devil's advocate, and to know extremes. His arguments are similar to Ron Paul, in the sense that what he says makes a decent amount of sense, yet are still quite crazy.
Robin
Sep 23, 2015 Robin rated it it was amazing
Very interesting book-- content wise. The ebook I bought was full of errors, either from converting to an e-format or contained in the source material. Since I don't own the fossil-copy, I can't say.

This book offers a very concise introduction to the conspiratorial view of history and really kicks the shit out of the current model of history: Everything that's happened just sorta happened.

If you study much history at all, it's absurd to think things just happened and no one willed events into pl
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Kevin Lazarus
Nov 12, 2011 Kevin Lazarus rated it really liked it
I found this book deeply interesting. Though I take issue with the Jewish conspiracy. For a short period of my life I had the wonderful experience of living amongst orthodox Jews and found them to be much like my own people. While Ralph Epperson brings some interesting facts to light, something that I think everyone should learn, I would tread lightly on his conclusions. If there is a dark evil conspiracy, and history teaches us that there is always one to be had, I don't think you can pin it on ...more
Zinger
May 27, 2008 Zinger rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2007
This is another book that explains what was and is really happening in history and today. Things don't happen by accident, and if you follow the money, you will find some of the same characters before and after a particular event (like WW1, the Great Depression, WW2, the fall of Russia, China, and the rest to communism, the Federal Reserve....) profiting greatly at the outcome. This book turns public school's history upside down, and one comes away with an understanding of why something happen, ...more
Leondis Jones
Apr 29, 2012 Leondis Jones rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've ever picked up!.. And for this book to have been published in 1985, it still makes sense of what's happening in 2012.. Amazing!
Yan
Apr 30, 2016 Yan rated it it was amazing
My first thought about conspiracy is that it's far-fetched, but when you look closely at the events that have happened or are happening, what's written in the book makes more sense than what the "mainstream" system tells the public. Sadly, more people don't care to get educated about what happened in history and what's going on now. For example, the outcome of the Korean War and Vietnam War just doesn't make sense to me. America won the battle in the Pacific in WWII while fighting another battle ...more
Thomas Ryan
Oct 07, 2013 Thomas Ryan rated it it was amazing
One of the best books ever written, shows how manipulated US history is, most of what we are taught is flat-out wrong. History textbooks never follow the money or the power and assume events are mainly accidental, and what the Unseen Hand shows and backs-up is that we are the victims of historical propaganda in the public Pavlov training centers we call public, and even private, schools. For example, the Civil War was funded (both sides) by one European banker family. The Communists in Russia we ...more
Kathleen
Oct 22, 2014 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
This is an interesting and worthwhile read. I read it many years ago and reread it recently. It is just as relevant now (maybe more so) as it was upon the first reading.
Scott Shoyer
Sep 10, 2011 Scott Shoyer rated it liked it
Shelves: conspiracy-books
This is a fascinating read that really pulls the blanket off the sanitized history we're all taught in school. But Epperson really lost me at the end of the book when he reveals the "Unseen Hand" as being an international Jewish conspiracy (if my memory serves me ... been a while since ice read this one).
Vida
Oct 01, 2007 Vida added it
Recommends it for: truth-seekers
This book is important to me. I met the author at a forum in Albany...but its a hard read. Factual, historical content is not my thing. However, its very intruiging stuff if you're into conspiratorial views. I'm still reading it...
Rocky
Jun 21, 2013 Rocky rated it it was amazing
This collection of thought, insight, and enlightenment is one of the most accurate accountings of HISstory which shall elevate ones knowledge into FOKISD clarity...

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Sherry Lochner
Mar 16, 2013 Sherry Lochner rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an eye-opener!
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Ralph Epperson is an historian, author, and lecturer who has been researching the CONSPIRATORIAL VIEW OF HISTORY (the view that the major events of the past have been planned years in advance by a central conspiracy) for 50 years. He has written or produced four "best selling" books entitled THE UNSEEN HAND, THE NEW WORLD ORDER, MASONRY: CONSPIRACY AGAINST CHRISTIANITY, JESSE JAMES, UNITED STATES ...more
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