"Fisher knows how to do research and how to weigh facts. Those skills give his work a sense of balance and sobriety that make it as persuasive as it is alarming." -- Michael Schwartz, The Wanderer, America's oldest national Catholic weekly, April 12, 1990
"I recently obtained a copy of Behind The Lodge Door through my library book-loan program, and needless to say, I could not put the book down. It is very enlightening. I would like to pass some of the knowledge in the book on to my four grown children, and hence, my grandchildren." -- A reader, Center Line, MI, March, 1998
"One of the most important books I have ever read." -- Stan Monti, Radio Liberty, May 20, 1998
"This study is particularly valuable, not only for its thoroughness, but also for the sources on which it rests. -- Peter D. Felner, OFM, Miles Immaculata, Rome, Italy, December, 1989
From the Back Cover
"But further, the author who documents thoroughly everything he writes touches upon a host of interesting topics, such as the birth and rise of Freemasonry, its roots in the ancient mystery religions and gnostic cults, the Catholic Church's early and traditional condemnation of the Craft, its scope and influence in American national social and political life, its opposition to the practice of religion, its activities in various other countries (Italy, Germany, France, Japan, China, the Philippines,etc.), its rapprochement with the Catholic Church (especially during the 1960s), how it is in a very real sense a religion of its own, how it is politically extra-national, and many others.
"This book shows how for over 150 years the political policy of the United States was marked by governmental cooperation with and encouragement of Christianity in the schools and in social and political life. However, the situation changed dramatically beginning in 1941 when the Supreme Court for the first time in its history became dominated by justices who were members of the Masonic fraternity. It was a dominance that continued for the next 30 years, and resulted in the imposition of an alien secular humanism on American education and upon the country's political life."