This is a thought provoking book, based on good research, which addresses how governments/corporate business etc, can and does manipulate us,the populace at large, historically largely through so-called Secret Societies. The last part, however,deals with rather unproveable conjectures which may well be true,(and to which I personally subscribe),but lets the book itself down somewhat in that the author portrays as fact the opinions of others (such as myself) who themselves acknowledge these "facts" are speculation, albeit based on relevant and legitimate evidence. For instance the Kennedy assassination, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Federal Reserve, various wars and diverse historical characters are all given an eye-opening treatment which made me at least re-evaluate the history I had previously been taught. The Priory of Sion, Templars and the theories of Zecharia Sitchin - all of which I personally largely agree with - are, however, presented as fact, when realy they are justifiable speculation, and this detracts from the otherwise demonstrably factual nature of the book, not because they are "wrong" but because they are presented as "right". Overall a thoroughly good book very well worth reading, but I just wish the author had been a bit more self-critical in his more speculative and assumptive assertions.