None Dare Call it Conspiracy
by Gary Allen
Published in 1971
Thibault’s Score: 2/5
None Dare Call it Conspiracy is a mediocre conspiracy book from the early 1970s. The central thesis of this book is that a communist conspiracy was in motion to help the Soviets achieve a “slow victory” over the West.
I first heard about this book through Infowars. Alex Jones mentioned that this was the book that got him to start thinking in a conspiratorial way, so I naturally had to read it.
Roughly 1/3 of the short book is devoted to arguing that conspiracies are possible and likely. I found this argument to be extremely obvious and uninteresting - I obviously accept that conspiracy theories are plausible as I am reading the book.
This book had vague accusations, and I now know where many of the modern conspiracy tropes originate. Everything from the Rothschilds to the JFK assassination is briefly covered.
The central thesis is roughly analogous to that of the John Birch Society - that communists are subverting the American government to hand it over to the Soviets.
What you will not find in this book is evidence or specific history. Many conspiracy books do a decent job at explaining the specifics and citing the sources. Many more are completely superfluous. This book falls into the second category.
I do not recommend this book, and would instead suggest G Edward Griffin to readers interested in diving into the conspiracy world.
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