I might write a longer review on this book later, but I can already recommend it as an excellent, yet harrowing, introduction into the true covert powers behind the facade of democracy, free press and free markets. It's based on the research of a Harvard professor Carroll Quigley, who in his works reveals the existence of a powerful global secret network:
"I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960’s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies…but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known."
Its aim, according to Quigley, was to bring “all the habitable portions of the world” under its control.
Joseph Plummer has written an easily approachable synopsis on Quigley’s work, as well as contributed to it with his own research.
A certain warning issued in the introduction to the book is well justified:
"Be forewarned. The journey you are about to begin is not for the faint hearted. If you are comfortable with the illusions that currently pass for political reality, this book is not for you because, once you discover how the deceivers perform their magic, the comfort of ignorance is no longer possible. Once the bell is rung, it cannot be unrung."
If you read one book this year, let it be this book.
The book is available on Amazon as well as a free HTML version on Plummer’s site: