Thursday, July 4, 2013

THE CONSPIRACY PEDDLERS






The Conspiracy Peddlers was the first of its kind.

Chapter by chapter, this booklet tackled the Liberty Lobby, Lyndon LaRouche and his various fronts, Conspiracy Queen Mae Brussell, and Peter Beter, among others.

Dr. Beter, a former Import-Export bank official, worked himself into weekly frenzies about "Soviet nuclear warheads buried in U.S. coastal waters." 

He even provided precise longitudes and latitudes of every concealed warhead. 


A lake in West Virginia was cited, and a panicked sheriff named Harley Mooney actually had it drained.


Willis Carto threatened the publisher with a lawsuit.  But never filed one.