"Behold a Pale Horse" is a conspiracy theory book written by former United States Naval Intelligence officer William Cooper. The book was first published in 1991 and has since gained a cult following among those who believe in various alternative theories of history, politics, and society.
The book covers a wide range of topics, including government conspiracies, UFOs, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the alleged existence of a global elite known as the "New World Order." Cooper argues that many of the events and developments of the 20th century are part of a grand scheme by powerful individuals and organizations to control the world's population and establish a totalitarian government.
One of the central claims of the book is that the U.S. government is engaged in a covert war against its own citizens, using tactics such as mind control, surveillance, and propaganda to manipulate and subjugate the population. Cooper also alleges that various secret societies and organizations, such as the Illuminati, are involved in this global conspiracy.
"Behold a Pale Horse" is notable for its use of esoteric and fringe sources, such as the writings of conspiracy theorist Milton William Cooper (no relation to the author), in support of its claims. The book has been both praised and criticized for its provocative and controversial ideas, and has become a touchstone for many in the conspiracy theory community.