Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mae Brussell on Charles Manson

In Chapter One of my first book, Cryptoscatology:  Conspiracy Theory as Art Form, I wrote the following about the late Mae Brussell (1922-1988), sometimes referred to as "the Queen of Conspiracies":

Brussell’s skills as a political researcher were beyond reproach.  Brussell wrote about Watergate before The Washington Post.[1]  I refer interested researchers to the compilation The Mae Brussell Reader, released by Prevailing Winds in 1991, if you wish to judge Brussell’s reportage for yourself.  As famed investigative journalist Seymour Hersh once said of Brussell, “She’s crazy, but she’s right.”  Alas, mainstream publications are very often neither crazy nor right.

[1] Indeed, she did so in the pages of Paul Krassner’s underground magazine The Realist.

If you would like to know more about Brussell and her groundbreaking work, I recommend listening to her 10-13-71 radio broadcast about Charles Manson and his followers:

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