This is no ordinary book, it is the bible of counter culture revolution.
The Illuminati: The Counter Culture Revolution-From Secret Societies to Wikileaks and Anonymous by Robert Howells is probably the most wholesome book I have read on this subject. This is no ordinary book, it is the bible of counter culture revolution. Howells does a brilliant job in taking us a journey through ages with detailed information of secret societies, how they influenced the then society and how they continue to inspire the present day activists and organisations such as Anonymous and WikiLeaks.
This book reveals how some groups rebelled against establishments such as governments, church etc. by spreading progressive ideas through art, literature while others went for driving revolutions and exposing government secrets. Some parts of this book may hurt religious men, especially when histories of certain religious stories and action of church are exposed. It also throws light to certain international events with possible alternate history of various global happenings such as 9/11, War on Terror etc. with evidences or conspiracies supporting their claims. The book includes details of major Black Ops conducted by government agencies often against their own people, state sponsored spying and unlawful research using latest technologies, sinful relationship between government and large corporate, human rights violations and what not. These societies have evolved with time and so has their methods of preaching and protests. Organisations such as Anonymous, WikiLeaks along with whistle-blowers, investigative journalism, and hacktivists continue the legacy of these societies to date. Such information and analytical studies factors in this book makes this probably the most authoritative and complete book in this specific topic.
This book has influenced me to a great extend in understanding such societies and respecting their role played, as an element to balance the good and evil. It may seem that many of their actions are against the laws but are necessary when these laws aren’t respected by those in power. Again I don’t intend to blindly support these organisations in all their actions but they do deserve our respect and support for bringing out crimes committed by those in power which could never be unearthed using the existing laws and corrupt system.
Sorry I got carried away, coming back to the book. I loved this really well written, beautifully structured, deeply analyzed thought provoking book. The cover is spot on and will attract readers instantly. Will surely get my hands on other works of Howells. A great read. Highly recommended.
A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher via NetGalley for a honest review