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Counterknowledge : how we surrendered to conspiracy theories, quack medicine, bogus science and fake history

Author: Damian Thompson
Publisher: London : Atlantic, 2008.
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From 9/11 conspiracy theories to Holocaust denial, creationism to alternative medicine, these demonstrably untrue descriptions of the world are forms of 'counterknowledge'. Here, the author demonstrates, the counterknowledge industry has the potential to create new political, social and economic disasters.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damian Thompson
ISBN: 9781843546757 1843546752 9781843546764 1843546760
OCLC Number: 973600183
Description: 162 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. Knowledge and Counterknowledge --
2. Creationism and Counterknowledge --
3. The Return of Pseudohistory --
4. Desperate Remedies --
5. The Counterknowledge Industry --
6. Living with Counterknowledge.
Responsibility: Damian Thompson.

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From 9/11 conspiracy theories to Holocaust denial, creationism to alternative medicine, there is an epidemic of demonstrably untrue descriptions of the world. This book demonstrates that unless the  Read more...

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One of the best short contributions to an important argument I have ever read. Cleanly and crisply written, entertaining and clear, and packed with factual ammunition. -- Matthew Parris * Spectator * Read more...

 
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