323 books — 173 voters
A conspiracy theory is an explanation of an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy by sinister and powerful actors, often political in motivation, when other explanations are more probable. The term has a pejorative connotation, implying that the appeal to a conspiracy is based on prejudice or insufficient evidence. Conspiracy theories resist falsification and are reinforced by circular reasoning: both evidence against the conspiracy and an absence of evidence for it, are re-interpreted as evidence of its truth, and the conspiracy becomes a matter of faith rather than proof.
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Mind Control Fiction
142 books — 239 voters
Corruption, Plutocracy, Oligarchy, Kleptocracy, Corporatocracy — The Problem (nonfiction)
599 books — 143 voters
Best Whistleblower Books
25 books — 9 voters
“ England is not the jewelled isle of Shakespeare's much-quoted message, nor is it the inferno depicted by Dr Goebbels. More than either it resembles a family, a rather stuffy Victorian family, with not many black sheep in it but with all its cupboards bursting with skeletons. It has rich relations who have to be kow-towed to and poor relations who are horribly sat upon, and there is a deep conspiracy of silence about the source of the family income. It is a family in which the young are generally ...more ”
“ Almost all people are hypnotics. The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, and the people believed properly. ”
This group is for fans of the Hysteria 51 podcast to discuss any books mentioned on the show, an…more
[close] This group is for fans of the Hysteria 51 podcast to discuss any books mentioned on the show, and also to share recommendations for conspiracy-related reading. If you think H51 fans would enjoy a book, please share it here!
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Dreampunk is a sci-fi/fantasy subgenre that asks the question "Is this real?" and then follows u…more
[close] Dreampunk is a sci-fi/fantasy subgenre that asks the question "Is this real?" and then follows up with "What does that even mean anyway?" Alice in Wonderland would be the prototypical example, but any anti-authoritarian investigation into the nature of dreams, reality, the self, and the universe might qualify. Good examples include the works of Philip K. Dick, Haruki Murakami, and Neil Gaiman. The aesthetic is somewhere in the neighborhood of The Sandman, Scott Pilgrim, and Over the Garden Wall.
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Melanated Magic will feature an abundance of authors with melanated magic. Books will be a broad…more
[close] Melanated Magic will feature an abundance of authors with melanated magic. Books will be a broad mixture of fiction and non fiction, YA, children's books, personal development and everything in between...… Please see the 'to read' bookshelf for the books that will be featured. The plan is to read (or listen to) a book every two months then share thoughts, feelings and topics and explore a few different methods of connection and engagement e.g. google hangouts, surveys nothing to onerous or homework like. There will also be at lease three annual meet ups scheduled in the Greater Manchester area and some trips to literary events further afield, but members can be based anywhere. Feel free to suggest any books. The meetups will be aimed at supporting independent businesses.
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