posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 05:19 PM
A really interesting article, especially for those who are harcore theorist. Click the link, you won't regret it.
P.S : I did the thread in this forum since it's related to politic.
Old Conspiracies, New Beliefs. ( it's all about politic
Some people believe in the lost continent of Atlantis and in unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Others worry about an 18th-century secret society
called the Bavarian Illuminati or a mythical Zionist-Occupied Government secretly running the United States.
What if these disparate elements shared beliefs, joined forces, won a much larger audience, broke out of their intellectual and political ghetto, and
became capable of challenging the premises of public life in the United States? This is the frightening prospect, soberly presented by Michael Barkun
in his important, just-published book, "A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America" (University of California Press,
To understand the novelty of this potential requires knowing something about the history of conspiracy theories.
Read more : Link