Revisionist and revealing history of the Illuminati
The Illuminati: The Counterculture Revolution from Secret Societies to Wikileaks and Anonymous by Robert Howells (Watkins Publishing, £12.99)
WHEN people hear the term Illuminati, they might think of either an obscure quasi-Masonic secret society, now lost to history and Dan Brown novels, or of conspiracy theories that posit a sinister elite controlling the world behind the scenes.
But in this book Robert Howells proposes a different historical and contemporary idea of the Illuminati tradition, arguing that the corruption and self-interest of our current ruling plutocracy — the corporate,... read more
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