The Resource Pale horse rider : William Cooper, the rise of conspiracy, and the fall of trust in America, Mark Jacobson

Pale horse rider : William Cooper, the rise of conspiracy, and the fall of trust in America, Mark Jacobson

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Pale horse rider : William Cooper, the rise of conspiracy, and the fall of trust in America
Title
Pale horse rider
Title remainder
William Cooper, the rise of conspiracy, and the fall of trust in America
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Mark Jacobson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "We are living in a time of unprecedented distrust in America: Faith in the government is at an all-time low, and political groups on both sides of the aisle are able to tout preposterous conspiracy theories as gospel, without much opposition. "Fake news" is the order of the day. This book is about a man to whom all of it points, the greatest conspiracist of this generation and a man you may not have heard of. 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. Many of Cooper's conclusions were driven by personal demons and a highly creative connection of dots, and yet they have shaped much of the fabric of American life in the past few decades. Terry Nichols, Timothy McVeigh's cohort in the Oklahoma City bombing, was a fan, and Behold a Pale Horse has great appeal among right-wing radicals. On the other hand, the book transcends class and race barriers: It is read primarily by poor blacks in prison and appeals to people who acutely feel that society is fixed against them. It has inspired numerous hip-hop groups and continues to do so. In Pale Horse Rider, journalist Mark Jacobson not only tells the story of Cooper's fascinating life but also provides the social and political context for American paranoia. Indeed, with the present NSA situation and countless other shadowy government dealings often in the news, aren't we right to suspect that things may not be as they seem?"--
  • "We are living in a time of unprecedented distrust in America: Faith in the government is at an all-time low, and political groups on both sides of the aisle are able to tout preposterous conspiracy theories as gospel, without much opposition. "Fake news" is the order of the day. This book is about a man to whom all of it points, the greatest conspiracist of this generation and a man you may not have heard of. 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"--
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Jacobson, Mark
Dewey number
  • 001.9092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6275
LC item number
.J36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooper, Milton William
  • Conspiracies
  • Paranoia
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Target audience
adult
Label
Pale horse rider : William Cooper, the rise of conspiracy, and the fall of trust in America, Mark Jacobson
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780399169953
Lccn
2018018005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045722820
  • 1821868
  • (OCoLC)on1045722820
  • 1821868
Label
Pale horse rider : William Cooper, the rise of conspiracy, and the fall of trust in America, Mark Jacobson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780399169953
Lccn
2018018005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045722820
  • 1821868
  • (OCoLC)on1045722820
  • 1821868

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