Strange Days Indeed
The 1970s : the Golden Age of ParanoiaBook - 2010
Though Nixon may have been foremost among deluded world leaders he wasn't the only one swept up in the tide of late night terrors. UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson was convinced that the security services were plotting his overthrow, while many of them were convinced he was a Soviet agent. Idi Amin and his alleged cannibalism, the CIA's role in the Chilean coup, the Jonestown cult, the Indian state of emergency from '75 to '77 and more are here turned into a delicious carnival of the deranged--and an eye-opening take on an oft-derided decade--by a brilliant writer with an acute sense of the absurd.