"Gregor explores the seeds of totalitarianism as secular faith in the 19th century ideologies of Ludwig Feuerbach, Moses Hess, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Richard Wagner. He follows the growth of those seeds as the 20th century became host to Leninism and Stalinism, Italian Fascism, and German National Socialism Â— each a totalitarian institution and a political religion."
"Impeccable scholarship marks what has become a modern classic. Cohn was featured in the PBS Frontline documentary, Apocalypse! discussing Nazism and Marxism as modern totalitarian descendants of these Medieval and Reformation movements."
"Dame Yates' Giordano Bruno, together with Walker's Spiritual & Demonic Magic, form the pillars of modern Renaissance Studies concerning the heretical magic/occult worldview of Renaissance Hermeticism."
"Features Murray N. Rothbard's brilliant online essay, "Karl Marx: Communist as Religious Eschatologist," the most powerful indictment of Marxism ever written. Absolutely must reading! mises.org/sites/default/files/rae4_1_5_2.pdf Karl Marx as Religious Eschatologist"
"Michael Baukunin's classic rant on militant parousiastic atheism and communist anarchism. As Karl Marx's chief adversary in the International for the minds and loyalty of working class revolutionaries, it is still essential reading."
"Examining the foundation texts of socialism, Watson provides a powerful indictment of their reactionary, racist and genocidal ideas. There is a direct line from Marx and Engels to Hitler and the Holocaust; to Lenin and Stalin and the liquidation of the Kulaks and the extermination of the Ukrainians; to Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald and Auschwitz, and to Kolima, Vorkuta and Karaganda."
"Today, environmentalists regard human actions to warm the climate as an immoral challenge to the natural order, while economists seek to put all of nature to maximum use for economic growth and other human benefits. Robert Nelson interprets such contemporary struggles as battles between the competing secularized religions of economics and environmentalism."