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Voodoo Histories by David Aaronovitch
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Feb 08, 12

bookshelves: factual
Recommended for: Numpties who still think Princess Diana was murdered.

I found this book hugely informative and particularly liked the way it was structured; first laying out the conspiracy almost as if it were a matter of fact, then goin back over it and systemaically picking what are for the most part justifiably huge wholes in the evidence. Only really in the case of Dr. David Kelly's death did something still not sit right after the explanation provided, but maybe that's just me (and if anyone from MI5 is reading this, it's not me either, I swear.) Fascinating section on the psychological tendancy and need to construct conspiricy theories with the only real disappointment being the books failure to explode the myth that Eurovision is somehow politically motivated, instead acknowledging Eastern Europe just really knows how to party.

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