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Conspiracy Theories: Almost Everything You Need to Know in One Essential Guide (2000)
From the Back Cover
Do you think The X-Files is fiction? If so, you must be one of those deluded fools who think that Elvis is dead, believe that the US actually went to the moon, and don't know the ruling elites made a pact with the extra-terrestrials after the Roswell crash in 1947 ...
It really is weird out there. At one time, you could blame the world's troubles on the Masons, or the Illuminati, or the Jews, or One Worlders, or the Great Communist Conspiracy. Now we also have an alien-US elite conspiracy and a shape-shifting reptile conspiracy to worry about - and there are books to prove it as well!
Conspiracy Theories? They are all in here - but not just lined up to be ridiculed and dismissed. Instead, the handful of wheat is sorted out from the choking clouds of intellectual chaff. For among the nonsensical Conspiracy Theory rubbish currently proliferating on the Internet, there are important nuggets of real research about real conspiracies to be found.
Fully sourced and referenced, this is both a serious examination of Conspiracy Theories and the Conspiracy Theory phenomenon, and a guide to further explorations of the subject.
Robin Ramsay is the editor and publisher of the journal Lobster. He is co-author of Smear! Wilson and the Secret State! and the author of Prawn Cocktail Party.
Conspiracy Theories will especially interest those who have enjoyed Louis Theroux or Jon Ronson's book Them: Adventures With Extremists.
Paperback, 96 pages (November 2000). Publisher: Pocket Essentials; ISBN: 1903047307 [Buy]
Who Shot JFK? (2002)
The Kennedy assassination remains the greatest whodunit of the post-World War Two era - now this short book looks at the assassination through the work of the researchers who have refused to buy the official cover-up story that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin, exploring the major alternative theories; the major landmarks in the Kennedy assassination research; and the disinformation produced on the subject since the event, plus some startling new work that may finally solve the great mystery of the 20th century.
After nearly 1000 books, half a dozen journals, two official inquiries, several million pages of declassified documents, dozens of TV documentaries and hundreds of Websites, is there anything left to say about the assassination of President John F Kennedy? Hell, yes. The Kennedy assassination remains both the greatest whodunit of the post-World War Two era and the best route into recent American history. In this short book, taking it as proved that Lee Harvey Oswald was indeed the patsy he claimed to be before he was murdered, Robin Ramsay looks at the assassination through the work of the researchers who refused to buy the official cover-up story that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin. He explores: - The major alternative theories produced by the critics of the official version. - The major landmarks in the Kennedy assassination research. - The disinformation produced on the subject since the event.
Paperback, 96 pages (December 2002). Publisher: Pocket Essentials; ISBN: 1904048129. [Buy]
The Rise of New Labour (2002)
The Rise of New Labour? How did that happen? As everybody knows, Labour messed up the economy in the 1970s, went too far left, became 'unelectable' and let Mrs Thatcher in. After three General Election defeats Labour modernised, abandoned the left and had successive landslide victories in 1997 and 2001. That's the story they print in newspapers. The only problem is... - New Labour in 2001 got fewer votes than 'old' Labour did in 1992. - It wasn't Labour who messed up the economy in the 1970s but the Tories. - The Labour Party was handed to the left in 1983 by a conspiracy involving the Labour MPs about to defect to the Social Democratic Party. The real story of the rise of New Labour is more complex, and it involves the British and American intelligence services, the Israelis, and elite management groups like the Bilderbergers. Robin Ramsay untangles the myths and shows how it really happened that Gordon Brown sank gratefully into the arms of the bankers, Labour took on board the agenda of the City of London, and that nice Mr Blair embraced his role as the last dribble of Thatcherism down the leg of British politics.
Paperback 94 pages (10 January, 2002). Publisher: Pocket Essentials; ISBN: 1903047838 [Buy]
Smear! Wilson and the Secret State (1991)By Stephen Dorrill and Robin Ramsay [Out of Print]
Synopsis A biography which reveals how Harold Wilson tried to defend himself and the British democracy against the machinations of the secret state and its allies in the media and the Tory party.