Them: Adventures with Extremists
by Jon Ronson
Britain's funniest and most insightful satirist investigates the world of 'them' and 'us' Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, ... Show synopsis Britain's funniest and most insightful satirist investigates the world of 'them' and 'us' Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon Ronson had got to know some enemies of western democracy - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis etc - he found that they had one belief in common: that a tiny elite, which meets in secret, determines the course of global events. Jon Ronson's quest to locate these secret rulers of the world was both hazardous and hilarious. He was chased by men in dark glasses; he was unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp; he was forced to listen to David Icke expound his theory that the world is controlled by 12-foot lizards; he witnessed international CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the forests of Northern California. He also learned some alarming things about the looking-glass world of 'them' and 'us'. Were the extremists right? Or had he become one of Them?