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Re: References Regarding Iron Mountain?

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:06:50 -0600
Archived: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:57:26 -0500
Subject: Re: References Regarding Iron Mountain?

>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:02:13 -0500
>Subject: Re: References Regarding Iron Mountain?

>The reference I recall to Iron Mountain was a book published
>in 1967 that later turned out to be a spoof.




>The Report from Iron Mountain is a book published in 1967
>(during the Johnson Administration) by Dial Press which puts
>itself forth as the report of a government panel. The book
>includes the claim it was authored by a Special Study Group of
>fifteen men whose identities were to remain secret and that it
>was not intended to be made public. It details the analyses of a
>government panel which concludes that war, or a credible
>substitute for war, is necessary if governments are to maintain
>power. The book was a New York Times bestseller and has been
>translated into fifteen languages. Controversy still swirls over
>whether the book was a satiric hoax about think-tank logic and
>writing style or the product of a secret government panel. The
>document is a favorite among conspiracy theorists, who seem
>unaware that in 1972 the satirist Leonard Lewin admitted the
>book was a spoof and that he was its author.


>A PDF of this publication can be found at:


>There may be references to Iron Mountain that don't relate to
>this 50 year old publication, but I wanted to mention it.

Hi, Steve,

Report from Iron Mountain is among the most notorious American
political hoaxes of the latter 20th Century.

Since conspiracy theorists believe only in conspiracy theories
and are deeply skeptical of the existence of hoaxes, naturally
the Report lives on in fervid imaginations.

Jerry Clark

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