Tom Phillips (Humans; Truth) and Jonn Elledge (The Compendium of Not Quite Everything) team up to debunk the greatest conspiracy theories humans have ever espoused - to teach us how not to fall for them.
´Uproarious . . . [Phillips and Elledge] pair the abundant good humour of this book with a warning about the corrosive effects of conspiracy theories´ The Times
From the Satanic Panic to the anti-vaxx movement, the moon landing to Pizzagate, it´s always been human nature to believe we´re being lied to by the powers that be (and sometimes, to be fair, we absolutely are).
But while it can be fun to indulge in a bit of Deep State banter on the group chat, recent times have shown us that some of these theories have taken on a life of their own - and in our dogged quest for the truth, it appears we might actually be doing it some damage.
In Conspiracy, Tom Phillips and Jonn Elledge take us on a fascinating, insightful and often hilarious journey through conspiracy theories old and new, to try and answer a vital question for our times: how can we learn to log off the QAnon message boards, and start trusting hard evidence again?
Praise for the Brief History series:
´Witty, entertaining and slightly distressing... You should probably read it´ Sarah Knight, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
´Brilliant. Utterly, utterly brilliant´ Jeremy Clarkson
´Very funny´ Mark Watson
´Both readable and entertaining´ Telegraph