The lust for power is not as widely understood as is the desire for fame andfortune. Perhaps some who have obtained great notoriety feel they are entitledto rule, or that control of others is the only sensation remaining in a jadedexistence. Whatever the case, those afflicted with this consuming passion areresponsible for most of the wars, slavery, and human misery throughout thehistory of the world.The subjects of this book are those who have adopted a more sophisticatedapproach to power than outright conquest. They employ all the techniques of intrigue, subversion, and conspiracy to manipulate authority from behind thescenes, and share the goal of a "New World Order" or a global superstate toconsolidate control of humanity.It is not just some mysterious "they" but specific and often well-known in-dividuals and organizations described in these pages. Mr. Hoar has, from solidhistorical sources, provided an intriguing and scholarly examination of theseconspirators — beginning with the French Revolution and continuing throughthe American Revolution, the Civil War, Reconstruction, robber barons andbanking conspirators, the two World Wars ... and bringing the reader right up tothe contemporary machinations of the Trilateralists. It makes fascinatingreading; but, more than that, this book represents the one thing those whooperate in the dark fear most — exposure to the light.