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Henry Makow is extremely dangerous. Because he is so bold and original, his ideas provoke---dare I say it---thought. Dr. Makow thoroughly explains the conspiracy for world government. That is why it is trying to shut him down. Read this book! --Alan Stang --Personal Endorsement

I recently purchased and read "Cruel Hoax," and "Illuminati, The Cult That Hijacked the World." Both brilliant in their own unique way. Although I'm not a stranger to the subject, they offered insights that I find valuable. Of all the books that I have, your books are the ones that I will encourage my children to read and actually study.-- Michael --Reader Feedback

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World events do not occur by accident. They are made to happen, whether it is to do with national issues or commerce; most of them are staged and managed by those who hold the purse string. (Denis Healey, former British Secretary of Defence.)

Political Zionism is an agency of Big Business. It is being used by Jewish and Christian financiers in this country and Great Britain, to make Jews believe that Palestine will be ruled by a descendant of King David who will ultimately rule the world. What delusion! It will lead to war between Arabs and Jews and eventually to war between Muslims and non-Muslims. That will be the turning point of history. (Henry H. Klein, "A Jew Warns Jews," 1947)

There have of old been Jews of two descriptions, so different as to be like two different races. There were Jews who saw God and proclaimed His law, and those who worshiped the golden calf and yearned for the flesh-pots of Egypt; there were Jews who followed Jesus and those who crucified Him... --Mme Z.A. Rogozin ("Russian Jews and Gentiles," 1881)

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  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Silas Green; First Press Edition edition (April 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439211485
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439211489
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
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By Marvin D. Pipher on June 30, 2011
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When I began reading this book, it put me in mind of something a friend of mine said recently when I encouraged him to read a book which I found particularly interesting: "I don't read books," he said, "because I'm not sure I can believe anything I read." In many ways, I found this book to be very much like that. Early on, in fact, I got the impression that the author had simply gathered every scrap of information he could find and everything he could think of and threw it against the wall hoping that some of it would stick. But, as I delved deeper into the book, I realized that if only half of what he said was true, the United States and the world at large are on the brink of a world-wide catastrophe of immeasurable proportions: A "New World Order" featuring a one-world socialist government controlled by the international banking cartel which currently prints the world's money and controls its credit. Saddest of all: This book provides a great deal of credible evidence indicating that that is precisely where the world stands at this very moment.

But the book does much more than that! It also answers a lot of perplexing questions. Among them: What "is" the "Illuminati," who founded it and why? What's the connection between the "Illuminati" and "Freemasonry," and what's the significance of being a "33rd Degree Mason? Was the Chief of German Intelligence, during WWI, really the brother of Paul Warburg, the man primarily responsible for America's Federal Reserve System? Why is it said that the United States' dollar is backed only by "debt"? Was J. Pierpont Morgan actually an agent of the Rothschild banking empire based in Britain? Was Woodrow Wilson's chief advisor and alter-ego, Edward Mandell House, a known Marxist, in reality an agent of the House of Rothschild?
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Ever since I heard of Henry Mackow, I have been an avid reader of his articles and books. Mackow makes it clear the warped maneuverings of organizations like the Illuminati and others in trying to pave the way for a New World Order. Actually, when I read his latest book, "The Illuminati: The Cult that Hijacked the World," all my past thoughts about conspiracy theories and the impact of an elite group of men and institutions bent on creating war, discords, corruption, amongst other things became crystal clear, and even logical. After all, throughout history there have always been--to steal a term from Adam Smith--a "hidden" hand engineering revolutions and calamities to create a terrain commnensurate with their interests. The Opium wars in China, the disaster of the U.S.S. Maine, the blowing up of the Reichstag, etc..

In this book, "The Illuminati," Mackow takes the reader through a trajectory of a history marked with connivance of high officials and groups, who use human beings as guinea pigs and fund mass murderers. In an effort to destabilize society, they create vice and then force it unto the masses. War is used to sabotage society as well as install their power brokers in an effort to maintain the secret societies' control of the status quo. And much of this does ring true. If anybody is aware of the founding of Ameica, secret societies, like the Freemasons played a central role in the creation of the United States.

The most vivid aspect of this book is how Mr. Mackow shows conclusively with evidence about the ultimate objective of the "elite." He shows how conspiracy is real and not fiction, especially when he debunks the attacks on "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion." The book itself lays out the blueprint for world government, which is going on right now.
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If you're not sure whether you should buy this book, I urge you to go to savethemales.ca and take a look at some of the articles that Makow has authored. I have spent many hours on researching this topic, and Makow has been one of the best sources for information to date. The accuracy and clarity of his writings is remarkable. It's time we found out the truth about the world, the way it's run, and where it's headed. It may be a harsh dose of reality, but "the truth will set us free".
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I really didn't know what to think of this book when I first received it. And I must thank Amazon's excellent recommendation system for bringing it to my attention. Previously, I knew Henry Makow only for his Internet outreach. So, I had no real expectations for his work as an author. And, in the end, I was pleasantly surprised, and edified by this work.

This book is really a series of essays on the influence of occult forces throughout history even down to the present day. As such, the essays are not necessarily completely congruent in terms of message and theme. And this can be a bit distracting. Finally though, a theme does emerge: Our fallen world is controlled by powerful occult forces. And these we must resist. This I can fully support.

Makow does go to great pains to let us know that he is an ethnic Jew who disapproves of the machinations of powerful Jews, and others. This also we can wholeheartedly support. The threat to our world is not based on ethnicity in the final analysis. When you think about it, the thoughts that are in a person's mind are much more dispositive of their actions than the blood that flows through their veins. This important point is well made in this series of essays. In the end, it is an important book and well worth the time, money, and effort. We are again grateful to Amazon for their excellent recommendation system. God bless.
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