Synopses & Reviews
Using the events of 9/11 and Pearl Harbor as his backdrop, Meyer studies the issues of reality, truth, and evil. Offering important new perspectives, he shows that U.S. political practice?under the influence of secret societies such as Skull and Bones?is based on an ideology of polarity and conflict. Meyer offers instances of this tendency, encouraging what Huntington famously referred to as a ?clash of civilizations.? For example, a week before George Bush, Sr., spoke in Congress about the need for a ?new world order, ? a humorous cartoon map in the Economist divided the world's continents into religious and philosophical blocks, creating a new region called ?Islamistan.?