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Culture of Conspiracy Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Author: Michael Barkun
Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press 2014
Series: Comparative Studies in Religion and Society, v. 15
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What do UFO believers, Christian millennialists, and right-wing conspiracy theorists have in common? According to Michael Barkun in this fascinating yet disturbing book, quite a lot. It is well known that some Americans are obsessed with conspiracies. The Kennedy assassination, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the 2001 terrorist attacks have all generated elaborate stories of hidden plots. What is far less known is  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Barkun
ISBN: 9780520238053 0520238052 9780520939721 0520939727
OCLC Number: 923529796
Description: 1 online resource (257 Seiten)
Contents: Preface 1. The Nature of Conspiracy Belief 2. Millennialism, Conspiracy, and Stigmatized Knowledge 3. New World Order Conspiracies I: The New World Order and the Illuminati 4. New World Order Conspiracies II: A World of Black Helicopters 5. UFO Conspiracy Theories, 1975-1990 6. UFOs Meet the New World Order: Jim Keith and David Icke 7. Armageddon Below 8. UFOs and the Search for Scapegoats I: Anti-Catholicism and Anti-Masonry 9. UFOs and the Search for Scapegoats II: Anti-Semitism among the Aliens 10. September 11: The Aftermath 11. Conclusion: Millennialists from Outer Space Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Comparative Studies in Religion and Society, v. 15

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Offers a comprehensive examination of contemporary American conspiracism. This work discusses a range of material - involving inner-earth caves, government black helicopters, alien abductions, secret  Read more...

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