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Behold a Pale Horse
Chances are individuals like Alex Jones, QAnon, and even Donald Trump would not have manifested the way they have without the influence of Bill Cooper and his book Behold a Pale Horse , which, 27 years after it was first published in , remains the primer of the new American paranoid canon. Nova at his sidewalk table across from the world-famous Apollo Theater. Nova, a tall and sleek man now in what looks to be his early 40s, has always stuck with books.
Behold a Pale Horse: Exposing the New World Order
Little is known about Cooper's background and education, beyond the information supplied in his own accounts. Cooper expanded the speculations of earlier conspiracists by incorporating government involvement with extraterrestrials as a central theme. From until November , broadcast his radio show, The Hour of the Time , via satellite hookups and shortwave frequencies from a studio in is house at 96 North Clearview Circle, atop a hill in the small White Mountains town of Eagar, Arizona, 15 miles from the New Mexico border. Cooper produced and published Behold a Pale Horse in According to sociologist Paul Gilroy , Cooper claimed "an elaborate conspiracy theory that encompasses the Kennedy assassination, the doings of the secret world government, the coming ice age, and a variety of other covert activities associated with the Illuminati's declaration of war upon the people of America". Cooper caused a sensation in Ufology circles in when he claimed to have seen secret documents while in the Navy describing governmental dealings with extraterrestrials, a topic on which he expanded in Behold a Pale Horse. Cooper linked the Illuminati with his beliefs that extraterrestrials were secretly involved with the United States government, but later retracted these claims.
Mike Harvkey's novel In the Course of Human Events , just out in paperback, takes a scathing, provocative look at American extremism with the story of a regular man lured into the orbit of an extreme right-wing group and its charismatic leader. While researching his novel, Harvkey discovered the darker side of literature. Here's what he found. The last time I saw my best childhood friend, we got in a fight over a book. He was the first of us to drink, to smoke weed, snort crank; he wanted everything, in heaping helpings.