The Secret History of the West: The Influence of Secret Organizations on Western History from the Renaissance to the 20th Century

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Contrary to popular belief, Western civilisation as we know it today is not the end result of steady progress. For over half a millennium revolution has succeeded revolution like a succession of tidal waves. At one level this book is a chronological narrative of these revolutions, from the Renaissance to the Russian. It shows how Utopian visions of ideal societies end in massacres and the guillotine, and therefore appeals to and challenges both left and right. At a second level it offers a new and original theory of why ...

The Secret History of the West: The Influence of Secret Organizations on Western History from the Renaissance to the 20th Century 2005, John Hunt Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781905047048

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