It all comes down to this: "How can we be sure Webster's claims are true?", indeed a very good question since readiness to doubt is the essence of reason itself. BUT: This principle cuts both ways unless it's just exploited to ward off inconvenient ideas. In fact, with every page you turn you will ask yourself with ever-growing anxiety: "How can I be sure that this guy is not wrong?" Moreover, bypassing the whole question about the veracity of Tarpley's assessment: Even IF this book's scenario wouldn't apply to our current political situation, it most definitely shows how our democracies CAN be destroyed from within. Hence this work, with all its abundance of political scholarship, experience and wisdom, deserves to be read by EVERY concerned democratic citizen. The events unfolded by Tarpley are so utterly monstrous they recall a scene in "Matrix" where "Morpheus" tries to convince Neo that the world is in reality the Matrix. All of us, particularly US-citizens, should very carefully consider the fact that their country has already turned into a police state, that apparently one million (!) (as to March 2009) of their fellow citizens are on the "Terrorist Watch List" ("No Fly List"). George W. Bush, by his own grace, granted the American President dictatorial powers should certain circumstances arise he himself defined, namely "... any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions." (original quote from "NSPD 51"). Even Adolf Hitler depended on the German Parliament to grant him similar powers through the "Enabling Act" in 1933. Bottom line: the stage is set for the next 9/11 to bring martial law. Crazy stuff, isn't it?