The author gets to the bottom of a strangely persistant (and thoroughly strange) conspiracy theory that a rather innocuous UN Agenda document proves the organization has insidious designs on our national sovereignty and, in particular, rural America, under the seductive guise of environmentalism. You will get a nice overview of the origins of this belief and its anticedents. You'll also get to meet (throught the safety of the printed word) the highly excitable people behind its development and promotion. Most importantly, you'll learn about the powerful economic interests and their political fronts who cynically manipulate distrust of city culture and eggheads from beyond the sea in order to nab free or highly subsidized access to our country's natural resources. The book shows how a relatively small number of highly motivated conspiracy theorists allied with corporations looking for cheap land and resources can stop a sensible environmental initiative or even a run of the mill community planning meeting, dead in its tracks. I was most struck by how skillfully fear is manipulated in the movement - fear of city culture (which to be fair, works both ways), fear of outsiders, fear of changing culture or values, fear that makes it somehow more logical that the UN, usually characterized as inept and inneffectual, would be desirous or capable of taking and moving people in the US off their land, rather than the more obvious culprits, developers and resource extractors, actually financing this movement.