Conspiracy theories; love them or hate them; right now, they’re more popular than ever. But is there any truth behind these controversial ideas of hidden government agendas? Or are they nothing but wacky, unconvincing fairytales?
The only way is to find out for yourself. And examine what the proponents of these theories really believe so that you can make up your mind.
These books are among the best selling non-fiction titles rooted in conspiracies. So, without further delay, let’s dive in and find out, is the truth really stranger than fiction?
|Where to Buy
|Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Never Told
|February 1, 2018
|David Icke Books
|The Truth About COVID-19
|December 15, 2021
|Doctor Joseph Mercola
|Chelsea Green Publishing
|The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate"
|August 17, 1991
|John D. Marks
|W. W. Norton & Company
|The Secret History of the World
|February 23, 2010
|Harry N. Abrams
|Where Did the Towers Go?
|January 1, 2010
|The New Investigation
|Escaping the Rabbit Hole
|September 18, 2018
|The Flat-Earth Conspiracy
|November 9, 2014
|A Lie Too Big To Fail
|December 18, 2018
1. Everything You Need to Know but Have Never Been Told by David Icke
David Icke is perhaps the most iconic figure in the modern conspiracy theory world. His books are so intriguing that he’s become a notorious household name.
He’s written over twenty books in his career, yet this is one of his most recognized to date. But don’t be fooled by the title; Everything You Need To Know, But Have Never Been Told isn’t a list of facts and figures. Instead, Icke says his book “refers to the information necessary to open entirely new ways of thinking and perceiving reality. Both in the seen and unseen, from which everything else will come. “It is written in layers with information placed upon information that together reveals the picture by connecting the parts. The parts are fascinating, but the picture is devastating. Prepare for a perception reboot”.
So, if you’re new to Icke’s theories and want to learn more about his controversial ideas, this is a great place to start.
2. The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing The Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal by Doctor Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins
Take a fresh look at the global story that has dominated the mainstream media for the past two years with this eye-opening (or eye-watering, depending on your stance) book from Doctor Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins.
The author argues that the media and big tech organizations have actively censored vital public information. This censorship extends to some of the world’s leading virologists, epidemiologists, and infectious disease scholars, as well as first-hand testimonies from front line doctors and nurses.
The authors ask the questions that the mainstream media won’t, calling into question the accuracy of the death toll for Covid 19 and the efficacy and potential harms caused by lockdowns. They also address the fears shared by many that the COVID crisis is being used by governments worldwide to usher in a new era of digital ID’s and mass surveillance, which could signal the end of our privacy as we know it.
Here’s a quote from the author Dr. Joseph Mercola, “You can take control of your health and strengthen your own innate immune system.”
Whatever your stance on the global pandemic, if you’re looking to understand the counter narrative’s fears and concerns, then this book is a must-read.
3. The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA & Mind Control by John D. Marks
The term ‘Manchurian Candidate’ hails from Richard Condon’s 1959 novel about an unwilling citizen brainwashed into becoming a political assassin. Yet former State Department officer John D. Marks argues that this seemingly far-fetched concept is anything but fiction.
And in this case, it seems that he was right. He furnishes information collected from behavioral scientists and thousands of excerpts from newly released government documents. Thus, trying to uncover the truth behind the CIA’s top-secret mind-control experiments.
He exposes the methods of hypnosis, psychosurgery, chemical interventions, sensory deprivation, and terminal shock therapies used by the CIA in its mission. He states in the book that the CIA does all these to see just how far the human psyche can be manipulated.
The Progressive hailed Marks’ book as “Perhaps the most compelling, well-researched, organized and well-written account of CIA operations ever.”
4. The Secret History of The World by Jonathan Black
No matter how much you think you know about history, Jonathan Black’s “The Secret History of the World” is designed to challenge your view of the mainstream narratives of the past.
He uses information gathered from the world’s most exclusive and notorious secret societies. He argues that humans are capable of reaching an altered state of consciousness. And this can transform our perception of reality. He thus concluded that great thinkers such as Da Vinci, Newton, and Washington, used this alternate state to achieve their supernatural feats of intelligence and ingenuity.
For those who choose to believe, Black, promises to “open your mind to a new way of living and leave you questioning everything you have been taught – and everything you’ve taught your children.”
5. Where Did the Towers Go? Evidence of Directed Free-Energy Technology on 9/11 by Judy D. Wood
There are endless conspiracy theories about what really happened in New York on September 11th, 2001. But Ph.D. scholar and professor of mechanical engineering, Dr. Judy Wood, has an even more earth-shattering idea about the true nature of this deadly disaster. It is the harnessing of free-energy technology.
But as any true, unbiased researcher should, Dr. Wood offers no theory about who might be behind the attack, nor why they might have done it. Instead, she simply provides a full forensic analysis of the evidence found at Ground Zero. She believes that this empirical evidence would hold up in court (if, of course, the case ever made it to trial).
“Many people have speculated as to who committed the crimes of 9/11 and/or how they did so. But without addressing what happened, speculation of this kind is nothing more than a conspiracy theory. My research is not speculation. It is a forensic investigation of what happened to the WTC complex on 9/11” Dr. Judy Wood.
And the raving reviews speak for themselves. Suppose you’ve ever found yourself drawn to conspiratorial ideas about 9-11 or on a hunt to debunk the myths. Regardless of your previously held belief, this is an essential read.
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6. Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect by Mick West
As the title suggests, this book isn’t about promoting or glorifying any particular conspiracy theory. Instead, it’s an in-depth guide on how to debunk them. This is a must-read for any self-respecting conspiracy theorist to attempt to do when testing their argument.
These days, it seems like conspiracy theories are banded around like never before. And unfortunately, many of our family and friends have fallen victim to them. But West explains how we can help others break out of a cycle of misguided and often completely false information without judgment, condemnation, or shame.
Mick West’s online forum MetaBunk.org has been investigating and debunking conspiracy theories for over a decade. And now, using his tried and tested methods, we can do the same.
So, if you have a loved one who is so entrenched in ‘alternative facts’ that it seems like there’s no getting through to them, this is the book for you. West’s methods will help bridge the gap between you with honesty, openness, and patience. So, now you can help those closest to you escape the conspiracy theory rabbit hole for good.
7. The Flat-Earth Conspiracy by Eric Dubay
Eric Dubay, one of the leading voices in the Flat Earth movement, believes that global elites have sold us a false narrative about the Earth’s true shape for over half a millennia. In his view, society has been brainwashed and indoctrinated to accept what he calls ‘the greatest lie of all time.’
He points the finger at NASA, which he regards as nothing more than an elaborate theatre set. He attempts to disprove their science to support his version of the truth. He further argues that the Earth is not a giant ball floating around the sun inside a vast universe. Instead, it is a flat plane at the very center of it all.
Whether you believe him or not, The Flat-Earth Conspiracy is a fascinating read. And is one of the best sources of information out there if you want to understand what Flat Earthers believe and why.
8. A Lie Too Big To Fail: The Real History of The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Lisa Pease
Kennedy family researcher Lisa Pease leads the way in the alternative narrative of the true story behind the RFK assassination.
Here in the book, she cites testimonies of eyewitnesses and states that the LA police department systematically suppressed the important information. She accuses the authorities of destroying evidence to censor the truth about the presidential candidate’s death.
Pease also claim the subsequent trial was anything but fair, with the prosecution deliberately ignoring evidence and presenting lies as empirical facts.
But if Sirhan didn’t kill RFK, then who did, and why? And did his presidential brother fall victim to the same conspiratorial plot five years earlier?
Pease lays out her theories about the motives and people responsible for RFK’s death. All the while, she leaves the reader free to form their own opinion in light of the evidence she presents.
Whether you have an appetite for conspiracy or you’re on the hunt to debunk harmful myths, these books offer a fascinating insight into some of the world’s most prevalent conspiracy theories.
If you have any interesting conspiracy theory books you’d like to recommend, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment in the box below!