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Procedure and bureaucracy in Special Branch (ITV, 1969–74) and The Sandbaggers (ITV, 1978–80)
Joseph Oldham

debut, although in the Daily Express Roy Boyle noted his past work in ‘a never-revealed department of Whitehall’ and his refusal to be interviewed or photographed.36 By the time that the six-episode second series transmitted in early 1980, however, the disappearance of Mackintosh had created an irresistible mystique around the programme that was incorporated into press coverage.37 Popular conspiracy theories would grow around the writer, suggesting that he had been gathering intelligence about Soviet activities for the British government and been killed during his

in Paranoid visions
Open Access (free)
The politics of exhumation in post-genocide Rwanda
Rémi Korman

justice’, Times Higher Education Supplement, 24 September 2004. Such a study could follow the model of the work produced by Nicolas Guilhot. See N. Guilhot, The Democracy Makers: Human Rights and the Politics of Global Order (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013). It should be noted that what few studies do exist tend to fall into the realm of speculative conspiracy theories or even genocide denial. M.  C. Warden & A. McClue, ‘Investigation into the crash of Dassault Falcon 50 registration number 9XR-NN on 6 April 1994 carrying former president Juvénal Habyarimana

in Human remains and identification
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Anthropology, cosmology, and alterity
Michael W. Scott

the underground. Giving credence to a widespread conspiracy theory that Mamaloni falsified his own death in January 2000, they suggest that he is now in some way leading or assisting the army as it prepares to initiate these changes. And virtually all Arosi avidly repeat reports of unidentified air and sea vehicles said to appear and disappear around their island. These sightings, they are open to considering, may be evidence that the underground army is keeping Makira under surveillance. The purpose of this vigilance, they hope, is to protect the island and, in

in Framing cosmologies
Dean J. White

because the victims were black, or because of some conspiracy theory that the Government supported the RPF, or even because it did not care. Britain failed to White.indd 156 10/6/2014 5:35:41 PM The responsible bystander? 157 stop the killing in Rwanda because the Government, public and media genuinely did not recognise the genocide for what it was and did not have the capability to stop it. In the case of Rwanda, Britain was not the indifferent bystander or the bystander who did too little; throughout the crisis Britain was simply the ignorant bystander. We must

in The ignorant bystander?
Cillian McGrattan

fourteen civil rights protesters on an anti-internment march, was that the atrocity was planned at and directed from a high level of the British Government and/or military. Although the finding of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, chaired by Lord Saville (1998–2010), was that the soldiers acted without direction, the conspiracy theory has been kept alive because of the massive amount of evidence that was collected. The editorial of History/ Ireland, for example, claimed that the inquiry has generated ‘a massive and invaluable historical archive that will allow historians now

in Theories of International Relations and Northern Ireland
Demonising controversy in The Last Temptation of Christ and The Passion of the Christ
Karra Shimabukuro

attempted to stop the making of a gospel, or whether he was referring to some conspiracy theory about Hollywood being run by Jews is immaterial. Part of the enormous cultural significance of The Passion of the Christ was its ability to become yet another symbol at the heart of the Culture War. Embracing the film symbolized the embrace of the Christian Right’s conception of America, an America in which a deeply conservative theology could find confirmation and validation in significant elements of popular culture. (Poole 2009 : 198) Gibson was on the side of

in The Bible onscreen in the new millennium
"On the political passions in Europe and America and their implications for Transatlantic History"
Charles S. Maier

of psychopathological fringe, which found its recurring phenomenology in beliefs in conspiracy theories. The ideological passions that roiled Europe could only surface as pathologies in the United States. Earlier theories focused less on the specific resistance to political extremism than the conditions that were conducive to democracy. As Frederick Jackson Turner had argued (borrowing from Achille Loria, the Italian advocate of cooperatives), access to free land also made a difference. By making it possible for rural settlers to become

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered
Jean-François Caron

the use of capacity-increasing technologies. A simple search on the Internet provides numerous blogs and websites dedicated to conspiracy theories. Why is this so? It is largely because history is full of awful stories of soldiers who have been used as guinea pigs by the military, which have been brought to light in the form of lawsuits and congressional investigations. These stories tend to show soldiers being treated as

in A theory of the super soldier
Reality and secrecy in You Don’t Love Me Yet and Chronic City
James Peacock

traditional heroes, and the modern concern with ‘subjective consciousness as a literary subject’ (Buell, 1979 : 103). The observer and the hero are symbiotically connected even if, as is often the case, the observer comes to reject the hero’s passions and obsessions. (Chase eventually concedes that Perkus’s conspiracy theories, though discomfiting, are ‘ludicrous’ (Lethem, 2009a : 448).) When Chase and Perkus

in Jonathan Lethem
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Jenny Edkins

succeeding years, and conspiracy theories abound.28 However, according to Norman Baker, ‘the aftermath of David Kelly’s death presented Tony Blair’s government with his greatest political challenge’, especially since it ‘returned the political focus firmly onto Iraq’.29 It arguably led to the Chilcot Inquiry. W.G. Runciman writes: Thanks to Hutton … we now know things about the workings of power in the run up to the invasion of Iraq for which historians might otherwise have had to wait for decades, and it is up to their commentators, whether journalists, politicians, or

in Change and the politics of certainty