I’m hoping some of my readers can help me out. I am teaching a course on conspiracy theories in United States history next spring, and I’m looking for suggestions for an assignment. I am going to require students to read a novel centered on a conspiracy theory. Examples include conspiracy theories involving end times theology, the New World Order, and the Freemasons, to name only three
So far, my list looks like this:
James BeauSeigneur, In His Image
Glenn Beck, The Overton Window
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
Orson Scott Card, Empire
Michael Crichton, State of Fear
Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum
Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, Left Behind
Pat Robertson, The End of the Age
Joel C. Rosenberg, The Last Jihad
I’m interested in any suggestions, but I’m especially interested in finding novels that focus on Area 51/extraterrestials and African American conspiracy theories reagarding drugs/AIDS.
If you have suggestions, please comment below, e-mail them to my university address, post them on the blog’s Facebook page, or tweet them to me @markcheathem.
2 thoughts on “Conspiracy Theories and Fiction”
For some inexplicable reason, this book is in my library–but I have no idea why or how. Maybe it could be of some use. . . .
Ah, yes. I had forgotten about that book. I read it as a teen. Thanks.