Conspiracy Theories

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AIPAC: Israel's U.S. Spy Den: Against The Current vol. 113
Ruff, Allen
Article
2004
The socialist Left must remain clear in its avoidance of a conspiratorial view of history. The entire U.S. political spectrum in the aftermath of the 2000 election, and especially since 9/11, has bee...
Conspiracies or Institutions: 9-11 and Beyond
Shalom, Stephen R.; Albert, Michael
Article
2002
Why and how does much (but not all) conspiracy theorizing create a tendency for people to depart from rational analysis?
Conspiracy, Inc.: Wild Tales From the Reactionary Right
DiMaggio, Anthony
Article
2009
Increasingly, reactionary media pundits and much of the rank-and-file of the Republican Party are taking the American right down a dangerous path, marked most ominously by the abundance of conspiracy ...
Desire to Kill the Streetcar
Article
2016
The author analyzes the conspiracy by large corporations to monopolize the American transit system and its fuel system.
Did Roosevelt know in advance about the attack on Pearl Harbor yet say nothing?
Article
2001
Examining another popular conspiracy theory.
The Good War, Revisited: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor: What FDR Knew
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Article
2013
Each Pearl Harbor day offers a fresh opportunity for those who correctly believe that Franklin Roosevelt knew of an impending attack by the Japanese and welcomed it as a way of snookering the isolatio...
Judeophobia: The scourge of antisemitism: New Internationalist October 2004 - #372
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
A look at the history of antisemitism and the fight against it.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume III: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Draper, Hal
Book
1986
Hal Draper examines how Marx and Marxism dealt with the issue of dictatorship in relation to the revolutionary use of force and repression, particularly as this debate has centered on the use of the t...
Narrative of the dispossessed
Lordon, Frederic
Article
2015
Discussion of conspiracies tends to be polarised: people see them everywhere, or nowhere.
National Catechism
Bakunin, Mikhail
Article
1866
Bakunin sketches out his vision of an anarchist social and political revolution, stating that "in order to prepare for this revolution it will be necessary to conspire and to organize a strong secret ...
The 9/11 Conspiracists: Vindicated After All These Years?
Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2011
The 9/11 conspiracists seize on coincidences and force them into sequences they deem to be logical and significant. Their treatment of eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence is whimsical.
9-11 Loose Change Second Edition Viewer Guide
Roberts, Mark
Article
Debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories.
Panoply of the Absurd
Article
2006
Conspiracy theorists are filling bestsellers with their supposed evidence about September 11.
Post 9/11 Conspiracism
Article
2006
The tendency to explain all major world events as primarily the product of a secret conspiracy is called conspiracism. The antidote to conspiracism is Power Structure Research.
The Program of the International Brotherhood
Bakunin, Mikhail
Article
1869
Bakunin maintains that his revolutionary anarchist vision "excludes any idea of dictatorship and of a controlling and directive power." but then goes on to say "It is, however, necessary for the estab...
Revolutionary Catechism
Bakunin, Mikhail
Article
1866
Bakunin believed that workers were very far from being able to attain revolutionary consciousness on their own. To imbue the masses with this consciousness and to prevent the deformation of a resultin...
Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort
Berlet, Chip; Lyons, Mathew N.
Book
2000
Examines the historical roots and current situation of right-wing populism in the US. Berlet and Lyons highlight the dangers of right-wing populism in affecting the political system and opportunities...
The September 11 X-Files
Corn, David
Article
2002
One problem with conspiracy theorizing is that it can distract from the true and (sometimes mundane) misdeeds and mistakes of government.
The Skeptic's Dictionary
Website
A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions.
13 Things the Government is Trying to Keep Secret From You: Constitutional Black Out
Quigley, Bill
Article
2013
The President and the Government are intentionally keeping massive amounts of information about surveillance secret.
The Truth About the "9/11 Truth Movement"
Article
2006
A rebuttal of some of the claims made by 9/11 conspiracy theorists.
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
Chomsky, Noam; edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel
Book
2001
In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign polic...
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Frank, Thomas
Book
2004
Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramaticall...
When 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Go Bad
Corn, David
Article
2002
Aren't these conspiracy theories too silly to address? That should be the case. But, sadly, they do attract people.
Where the conspiracies are real
Gaudichaud, Franck
Article
2015
US expansionism in Latin America, sometimes violent, sometimes discreet, played such a large role in shaping the history of the continent that many still see the "black hand" of Washington behind ever...
Why Right-Wing Demagogues Are Trying to Peddle Ludicrous Conspiracy Theories
Berlet, Chip
Article
2009
Even before Obama was sworn in as the 44th President, the internet was seething with lurid theories exposing his alleged subversion and treachery.

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Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia: Note from a Mind-Control Conference
Harrington, Evan
1996
The debate over "recovered" and "false" memories continues to be one of the most contentious issues in the field of psychology today. The debate is extremely polarized with very little amicable commun...
Debunking 911
Debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories and controlled demolition myths.
The Great Conspiracy
The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw
2004
Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie
2006

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Double Standards
Website
Focusing on double standards in the media and in international politics. "Double Standard 1. a rule or principle applied more strictly to some people more than others (or oneself)."
9/11: Debunking The Myths
Article
2005
Popular Mechanics special report on September 11 conspiracy theories.
911Myths
Website
Skeptical analysis of conspiracy theories about September 11, 2001.
Screw Loose Change Video
Website
This is a counter-video of the famous "Loose Change 2nd Edition". Using their own video and words, "Screw Loose Change" debunks the theories and statements made in Loose Change 2nd Edition.