What do Mozart, Walt Disney, and Shaquille O'Neal have in common? They are Freemasons. Founded in London in 1717 as a way of binding men in fellowship, Freemasonry spread across the globe within two decades. Under George Washington, the Craft became a creed for the new American nation; under Napoleon, it was a cover for revolutionary conspiracy. In the eyes of the Catholic Church, Freemasonry has always been a den of devil-worshippers, while for Hitler, the Lodges spread the diseases of pacifism, socialism, and Jewish influence. Clearing up many misconceptions, John Dickie offers an exploration of this movement that—far from being harmful—helped to forge modern society.
The Craft: How the Freemasons Made the Modern World
Author: John Dickie.