HOUSE OF MYSTERY
Mike Rothschild is a writer who specializes in researching and debunking conspiracy theories and fringe beliefs. He also writes about politics, history, and breaking news.
CLINTON WAR ON WOMEN
The assumption that Jesus existed as a historical person has occasionally been questioned in the course of the last hundred years or so, but any doubts that have been raised have usually been put to rest in favor of imagining a blend of the historical, the mythical and the theological in the surviving records of Jesus. Carrier re-examines the whole question and finds compelling reasons to suspect the more daring assumption is correct. He lays out extensive research on the evidence for Jesus and the origins of Christianity and poses the key questions that must now be answered if the historicity of Jesus is to survive as a dominant paradigm. Carrier contrasts the most credible reconstruction of a historical Jesus with the most credible theory of Christian origins if a historical Jesus did not exist
Conspiracy theorists do not wear tin-foil hats (for the most part). They are not just a few kooks lurking on the paranoid fringes of society with bizarre ideas about shape-shifting reptilian aliens running society in secret. They walk among us. They are us.
Everyone loves a good conspiracy. Yet conspiracy theories are not a recent invention. And they are not always a harmless curiosity. In Suspicious Minds, Rob Brotherton explores the history and consequences of conspiracism, and delves into the research that offers insights into why so many of us are drawn to implausible, unproven and unproveable conspiracy theories. They resonate with some of our brain's built-in quirks and foibles, and tap into some of our deepest desires, fears, and assumptions about the world.
Investigative reporter Scott Stedman has made waves worldwide with his hard-hitting investigative journalism, going as far as
anyone has to uncover the deep roots of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy. His research has been cited by the Washington Post, BBC, Reuters, CNN, McClatchy, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, and
Vice, and has even helped guide Congress’s investigations.
Real News collects, for the first time in print, Stedman’s eye-opening research into and evidence of every level of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy, from the 2016 Trump Tower Meetings to the dirty-money deal for Trump Tower Moscow, from the “coffee boy” George Papadopoulos and his mysterious wife to Russian infiltration of the National Rifle Association, from Cambridge Analytica’s sketchy business deals and influence operations to the battle for true journalism that will combat cries of “Fake News!”
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DR. MICHAEL SHERMER
For millennia, religions have concocted numerous manifestations of heaven and the afterlife, and though no one has ever returned
from such a place to report what it is really like--or that it even exists--today science and technology are being used to try to make it happen in our lifetime. From radical life extension to
cryonic suspension to mind uploading, Shermer considers how realistic these attempts are from a proper skeptical perspective.
Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and how we can live well in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter
MARTIN D KELLY
Dirty Trickster, Corporate Spy: A Watergate
During President Nixon's second term when the Watergate scandal erupted, Kelly teamed with Donald Segretti in a wild series of underhanded capers that created havoc in the Democratic presidential primaries. Kelly and Segretti turned a fundraising dinner for front-runner Senator Ed Muskie at the Washington Hilton into absolute chaos; hired a University of Miami coed to strip naked and parade before Muskie's hotel; released two mice and a bird that threw a Muskie press conference into total confusion; organized fake luncheons, fake press releases, and other unscrupulous acts. The aim of the Nixon White House and Committee to Reelect the President was for the dirty tricksters to sow discontent among the Democratic primary candidates so they would blame each other for the dirty tricks, making it more difficult for them to unite in the general election against Nixon. The author was one of only three witnesses who testified specifically about dirty tricks before the Senate Watergate Committee.
PALE HORSE RIDER
William Cooper, the Rise of Conspiracy, and the Fall of Trust in America
A former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper published his manifesto Behold a Pale Horse in 1991. Since then it has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, becoming the number-one bestseller in the American prison system. (Bookscan lists sales at 289,000 since 2005.) According to Behold a Pale Horse, JFK was assassinated—because he was about to reveal that extraterrestrials were about to take over the earth—by his driver, an alien himself; AIDS is a government conspiracy to decrease the population of blacks, Hispanics, and homosexuals; and the Illuminati are secretly involved with the U.S. government to manage relationships with extraterrestrials. Cooper died in a shootout with Apache County police in 2001, one month after September 11, in the year in which he had predicted catastrophe.
Tom Nichols is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and at the Harvard Extension School. He is also a five-time undefeated Jeopardy! champion. A prominent Sovietologist, he is a senior contributor at The Federalist and the author of seven books. He was previously a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has also worked for Republican Senator John Heinz as personal staff for defense and security affairs]
Nichols is a member of the Never Trump movement and has been described as one of "the most eloquent conservative voices against President Trump." During the 2016 presidential campaign, Nichols argued that conservatives should vote for Hillary Clinton, whom he detested, because Trump was "too mentally unstable" to serve as commander-in-chief.Nichols continued this argument for the United States elections, 2018. He has been a vocal proponent of the American public becoming more politic
INTERVIEW DEC 2018 WITH TOM
Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the Skeptoid podcast with a weekly audience of 110,000 listeners, the writer and presenter of the documentary films Here Be Dragons and Principles of Curiosity, and the author of seven books. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.
Before you were born, before your parents, your grandparents, before you even had a family line
There was the illusion, the trick, the lie... That you lived on a small spinning rock, flying through space.
You thought it was true, because children don't believe in lies. And you grew up, and it was still true, because science is never wrong...
FAKED MOON LANDING?
Marcus Allen is the British distributor and publisher of the UK edition of Nexus Magazine. Marcus watched the Apollo Moon Landings live on television, and at the time applauded the evident success of those missions. After attending a lecture 10 years ago which questioned the validity of the Moon Landings, he decided to carry out his own research.
Patrick Andendall has always had an interest in politics and, being multicultural, he views issues from a more international perspective. In 2004, five days before the election, he flew to Cleveland and pitched in to help with the political process. What he discovered was the dissolution of the American Dream, which he writes about in his book, Stupidparty.
Educated at English boarding schools from the age of seven, Andendall went on to graduate from Lancing College. He started by sometimes working three jobs at once, trainee Underwriter/claim broker at Lloyd's of London, his own one man cleaning Company (cleaning the very offices of a Reinsurance Company he would transact business at) plus doing seasonal work on various farms.
SPRINGTIME FOR SNOWFLAKES
Springtime for Snowflakes: "Social Justice" and Its Postmodern Parentage is a daring and candid memoir. NYU Professor Michael Rectenwald – the notorious @AntiPCNYUProf – illuminates the obscurity of postmodern theory to track down the ideas and beliefs that spawned the contemporary “social justice” creed and movement. In fast-paced creative non-fiction, Rectenwald begins by recounting how his Twitter capers and media exposure met with the swift and punitive response of NYU administrators and fellow faculty members. The author explains his evolving political perspective and his growing consternation with social justice developments while panning the treatment he received from academic colleagues and the political left.
Jake Bernstein is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist. In his 25-year career, he’s covered the secret world of offshore money, financial engineering on Wall Street, political corruption in Miami, industrial pollution in Texas and civil war in Central America.
His most recent book, Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite, will be published by Henry Holt & Co. on November 21, 2017. The book details the evolution of the offshore world as seen through the files of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca and explores the efforts by journalists and others to break through the secrecy of anonymous financial structures.