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Aaronovitch, David

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Works: 35 works in 91 publications in 6 languages and 2,318 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about David Aaronovitch
 
Most widely held works by David Aaronovitch
Voodoo histories : the role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern history by David Aaronovitch( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere--from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. In this age of terrorism, the idea of conspiracy can fuel radical or fringe elements to violence. Journalist David Aaronovitch sees a pattern among these inflammatory theories. They use similarly murky methods to insinuate their claims: they link themselves to the supposed conspiracies of the past; they carefully manipulate their evidence, to hide its holes; they rely on the authority of dubious academic sources. Most important, they elevate their believers to an elite--a group of people able to see beyond lies to a higher reality. In this entertaining and enlightening book, Aaronovitch carefully probes and explodes a dozen of the major conspiracy theories. He examines why people believe them, and makes an argument for a true skepticism: one based on a thorough knowledge of history and a strong dose of common sense.--From publisher description
Voodoo histories : the role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern history by David Aaronovitch( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A probing look at the conspiracy theories that operate on the sidelines of history and the reasons they continue to play such a seditious role
The Hutton Inquiry and its impact by David Aaronovitch( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voodoo histories : how conspiracy theory has shaped modern history by David Aaronovitch( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere - from Pearl Harbour to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. This title intends to demolish the absurd and sinister conspiracy theories over the years. It reveals why people are so ready to believe in them and the dangers of this credulity
The role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern history by David Aaronovitch( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere - from Pearl Harbour to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. This book probes a dozen of the major conspiracy theories. It looks at why people believe them, and argues for a true scepticism: one based on a knowledge of history and a common sense
How conspiracy theory has shaped modern history by David Aaronovitch( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere - from Pearl Harbour to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. This title intends to demolish the absurd and sinister conspiracy theories over the years. It reveals why people are so ready to believe in them and the dangers of this credulity
The Times companion to 2017( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A year of political upheaval, sporting thrills, and continuing global conflict. The Times Companion to 2017 is a selection of authoritative and entertaining writing on politics, war, culture, sport and current affairs from the world's most famous newspaper. No dry chronicle of daily events, it brings together some of the best articles – and photographs and graphics – published by The Times between September 2016 and August 2017. In a lively mix of news features and reportage, profiles and interviews, opinion columns and expert analysis, The Times' award-winning journalists tell the stories behind the headlines of a remarkable year."--Publisher's description
This house believes the pro-Israeli lobby has successfully stifled Western debate about Israel's actions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Doha Debates were invited by the Oxford Union to stage an event on May 1st, 2007 in their debating chamber at Oxford University in the UK. The Oxford Union is one of the most famous debating societies in the world where past guest speakers have included Richard Nixon, Malcolm X, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama and Yasser Arafat amongst others. Its stated aims are 'to promote debate and discussion, not just in Oxford University but across the globe' and as the Doha Debates are modeled on the Oxford Union debates, it was a fitting location for the first ever Doha Debate to be held outside Qatar. A group of 15 students and recent graduates from high schools and universities in Doha traveled to the United Kingdom for the event. They joined students from Oxford in the audience to question the speakers. The Doha students also attended a series of educational and cultural events including debating skill workshops held by the Oxford Union members. The motion debated was: 'This House believes the pro-Israeli lobby has successfully stifled Western debate about Israel's actions' and it was passed by two-thirds of the audience. The Debate took place amid mounting controversy over the role of the pro-Israel lobby in the United States and accusations that it has suppressed criticism of Israel - a charge that the lobby vigorously denies. Norman Finkelstein, an American academic and a leading critic of Israeli policies, argued in favour of the motion claiming that the pro-Israel lobby sows confusion to avoid being held to account. The journalist and writer Andrew Cockburn also supported this view, claiming there are 'red lines' in discussing Israel that no politician or journalist in the US would dare cross for fear of being demonised or driven out of public life. Dr. Martin Indyk, former US Ambassador to Israel and Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, argued strongly against the motion, saying that the recent 'firestorms' around President Carter's book and the Walt and Mearsheimer report on the Israel lobby are proof of a lively debate on the subject . His fellow panellist David Aaronovitch, the British journalist and broadcaster, dismissed accusations of conspiracy around the lobby and said that there simply isn't a lobby in the UK in the same way that there is in the United States
Ping xing li shi : Yin mou lun su zao de shi jie by David Aaronovitch( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yan jiu le xian dai li shi shang shi yu ge yin mou lun an li, Li tu tan jiu chu yin mou lun qi pian da zhong de xin li ji zhi. Zuo zhe fa xian:yin mou lun zong shi zha gen yu zheng zhi, Jing ji huo she hui bian ge zhong, Yuan yu bing guang fan liu chuan zai shou jiao yu jie ceng he zhong chan jie ji;Yin mou lun zong shi you she hui shi yi de ren shi chuan bo;Yin mou lun ben shen wei hai ji da, Ta niu qu le wo men dui li shi de jie du, Dui xian zai de li jie, Ru guo ren qi chuan bo, Jiu hui dao zhi zai nan xing de hou guo. Zui zhong zuo zhe hu yu da jia zhui qiu zhen zheng de huai yi jing shen, Hua jie yin mou lun ji zhei ge shi jie dai lai de si wei hun luan
Party animals : a memoir by David Aaronovitch( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inbōsetsu no uso : yudaya inbōron kara kyū ichiichi made by David Aaronovitch( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ropanje bagdadskega muzeja kot farsa by David Aaronovitch( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paddling to Jerusalem by David Aaronovitch( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zamach na JFK w oparach absurdu by David Aaronovitch( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wyjście Wysp ze wspólnoty może pociągnąć do katastrofy całą Europę by David Aaronovitch( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Party animals : my family and other communists by David Aaronovitch( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In July 1961, just before David Aaronovitch's seventh birthday, Yuri Gagarin came to London. The Russian spaceman was everything the Aaronovitch family wished for - a popular and handsome embodiment of modern communism, of the forward march of history. When Gagarin went to Highgate to visit the tomb of Karl Marx, the local communists came out to cheer, David's father, a full-time worker for the Communist Party, and his mother among them. But who were they, these ever hopeful, defiant and (had they but known it) historically doomed people? In a sense they were like a non-magical version of the wizards of J K Rowling's world, living part secretly with and parallel to the non-communist majority, sometimes persecuted, sometimes ignored, but carrying on their own ways and traditions. Where others went to church they went to Socialist Sunday School, where others watched the Black and White Minstrels they went to see the Red Army Choir (always providing that visas had been issued). Society's up was their down, its heroes were their villains and vice versa. Trade unions were never more noble than when militant, the blacks were right and the whites were wrong. Who wanted American TV when you could have Russian movies? A memoir of early life among communists and an exploration of the world that created that life, Party Animals first took David Aaronovitch back through his own memories of belief and action. But there was much more to it. He found himself studying the old secret service files, his mother's diaries and letters, uncovering the unspoken shame and fears that provided the unconscious background to his own existence as a party animal. Only then did he begin to understand what had come before - both the obstinate heroism and the monstrous cowardice. And the elements that shape our fondest beliefs
Jeśli nadejdzie arabska zima, wszyscy zaczniemy dygotać by David Aaronovitch( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vudu-történelem : korunk legnagyobb összeesküvés-elméleteinek leleplezése by David Aaronovitch( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sex on TV( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This episode examines the 1980s, and the influence of the Thatcher era on TV. Encouraged by the government's publicity campaign against Aids, broadcasters began to make factual programmes about sex. The 1980's also gave birth to Channel 4 and its explicitred-triangle seasons. Archive footage includes 'The Tube', 'Oranges are not the only Fruit', 'Sebastiane' and 'The Singing Detective'
I hate the sixties the decade that was too good to be true( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Sixties saw huge changes in Britain, but what sort of society emerged? Some would argue that the silent revolution cast aside the bulwarks of the establishment, but left us with a scarred landscape and a set of incoherent social beliefs. Contributors to this controversial discussion include David Aaronovitch, Terry Eagleton, Peter Hitchens, Cristina Odone, Anne Atkins and Peregrine Worsthorne
 
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Alternative Names
Aranovich, David Morris

David Aaronovitch British author, broadcaster, and journalist

David Aaronovitch Brits journalist

Дэвид Ааронович британский журналист

アーロノビッチ, デビッド

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