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Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies Audiobook | Arthur Goldwag |
An indispensable guide, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies connects the dots and sets the record straight on a host of greedy gurus and murderous messiahs, crepuscular cabals, and suspicious coincidences. Divided into three sections, its hundreds of entries separate facts from myths. Some topics are familiar: Easy to spend hours with and fun to dip into, and seasoned with just the right amount of common sense skepticism, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies is a refreshing look at some of the most fascinating people, moments, and places in history.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? The author obviously does not believe in conspiracies. As much as he tried to convince the listener of his bias, he is thoroughly biased.
He really should have prefaced the book with something like:. Sounds exotic, but it’s not very insightful, or even well-researched. A very superficial look at some cultic groups. No secrets exposed here. I think I would like to read this book because I could skip ahead.
Instead, it was too slow for listening to someone else to read. If your into conspiracy this is not the book for you. Conspiratorial minded people to quote the author are paranoid children. What a waste of money! Nicely written with just the right amount of depth across a variety of CCSSs Goldwag doesn’t “go deep” but does provide pop-culture worthy details on many of the topics he covers, for example I now know where the phrase “drinking the kool-aid” comes from.
Sanders maintains a pleasant tone and cadence but the presentation is marred by the jarring inclusion of birth and death dates for every. A good casual read.
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Defined an amazing number of organizations and how many of them interconnect. Not very in-depth on most. The author’s bias was often evident especially on sdcret theories”. It was still interesting and worth listening to.
This author needs to do research next book he writes. Several points in the book he quotes erroneous facts on verifiable subjects.
Also, insulting those who the book seems to be targeted towatds; Probably not the best way to win over readers. This is a book to avoid! Informative without being dull. All things considered an enjoyable and informative book. conspiracise
Like reading the encyclopedia, the book lacks focus or thesis and is somewhat tedious. But for those looking for a compendium of nut cases this provides a good entry point. Future editions should consider omitting the birth and death goodwag of every person mentioned in the book.
Cults, Conspiracies, And Secret Societies : Arthur Goldwag :
I found the writer to be arrogant and self righteous. Well written and narrated, a book that could so easily been very silly, for me, was eminently readable. It covered cults ectsome I knew about some I didn’t. I enjoyed this book so much I have a feeling that it will be listed to again and again very soon. Author clearly considers himself better than the ‘certifiably insane’ ‘conspiracists’ whose ideas he mocks, despite some of his own statements having been proven ridiculously wrong in the years since this book was written.
Goldwag thinks Al Qaeda was neither a religious nor social movement, a statement about as insane and contrary to evidence as any of the conspiracies he chose to cover. The cherrypicking of fringe, right-wing conspiracy theories clearly shows the political bias and discreditation intended by the author.
Sad to see someone approach child-molesting cultists with respect, but refer openly to the ‘paranoid delusions’ of conspiracy theorists. Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies Written by: Arthur Goldwag Narrated by: Free with day Trial Membership details Membership details A day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel. Exclusive day free trial for Amazon Prime members. Publisher’s Summary Did you know? Freemasonry’s first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members.
The Knights Templar began as impoverished warrior monks then evolved into bankers. No Reviews are Available. Most Helpful Most Recent. Many interesting fact – BUT What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? He really should have prefaced the book with something like: Disappointing Sounds exotic, but it’s not very insightful, or even well-researched.
Not for listening Any additional comments? Not bad, needs some polish The text: Length and Width but minimum Depth Defined an amazing number of organizations and how many of them interconnect. Author needs to do research.
A great listen Informative without being dull. Encyclopedic Like reading the encyclopedia, the book lacks focus or thesis and is somewhat tedious.
Joe Penmaenmawr, Conwy, United Kingdom Armstrong UK, Cambridgeshire Is it a cult or not??? Sanctamonious drivel Author clearly considers himself better than the ‘certifiably insane’ ‘conspiracists’ whose ideas he mocks, despite some of his own statements having been proven ridiculously wrong in the years since this book was written.