The writing is generally balanced and capable. The authors deserve credit for describing the various theories on their ostensible merits, rather than conveniently dismissing them as psychological epiphenomena. They recognize that the "Disney" or "New York Times" or "TV news" version of history, packaged for mass consumption, is the product of vested interests, laziness, armchair psychoanalysis, peer pressure, and the stigma associated with the word "conspiracy."
Some of the topics were chosen for their entertainment value, which
gives this book a coffee-table aura that other topics don't deserve. Then
there's the problem of whether anything valuable can be imparted in eight
pages per topic. Many readers will learn only enough about any particular
item to discuss it unintelligently, or dismiss it more convincingly. But
this book is better than nothing, and is probably the last of the genre.
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