Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-Ups

Paperback | June 23, 1998

byRobert A. Wilson

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Before the X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes you on a fascinating, eclectic ride through what Wilson has termed the "Cultic Twilight" where conspiracy theories flourish.

Everything Is Under Control covers the range of Wilson's kaleidoscopic knowledge, from John Adams to the Voronezh (former Soviet Union) UFO sighting, the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu to the Mothman prophecies, and everything in between. What do the Freemasons, the Kennedys, and Princess Diana have in common? All are at the center of gigantic conspiracy theories with incredibly complex and endlessly multiplying twists, turns, highways and byways. Arranged by alphabetical entries which include cross-references to other entries in the book and also provide addresses to related sites on the Web, this book is truly interactive--you can dip in, read through, or follow one of the URLs from an interesting entry onto the internet.

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"Wilson managed to reverse every mental polarity in me, as if I had been pulled through infinity."
--Philip K. Dick

"One of the most important scientific philosophers of his century--scholarly, witty, scientific, hip and hopeful."
--Dr. Timothy Leary

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The United States government knows a lot more than they let on. Yet they are not the only organization watching over our everyday lives and keeping detailed notes. Before The X-Files there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! trilogy. This new book by the granddaddy of conspiracy theorists offers Wilson's A-to-Z of co...

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Before the X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes you on a fascinating, eclectic ride through what Wilson has termed the "Cultic Twilight" where conspiracy theories flourish. Eve...

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Before the X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes you on a fascinating, eclectic ride through what Wilson has termed the "Cultic Twilight" where conspiracy theories flourish.Every...

Before the X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes you on a fascinating, eclectic ride through what Wilson has termed the "Cultic Twilight" where conspiracy theories flourish. Eve...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 1.12 inPublished:June 23, 1998Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0062734172

ISBN - 13:9780062734174

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The United States government knows a lot more than they let on. Yet they are not the only organization watching over our everyday lives and keeping detailed notes. Before The X-Files there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! trilogy. This new book by the granddaddy of conspiracy theorists offers Wilson's A-to-Z of conspiracy theories -- real, half-real and imaginary.

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"...Willson revels in alternate consciousness, 1960's flavored mysticism, the Internet and making connections among phenomena that often appear to be disconnected. All those concerns makes this book both fascinating and useful ...it provides both fun and information; each entry closes with a source citation, often and appropriately a website...this work is a good addition to libraries with strong science fiction or popular culture collections. Academic libraries with browsing and.(NULL)