Proofs Of A Conspiracy by John Robison
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Overview: In Proofs of a Conspiracy, Robison laid the groundwork for modern conspiracy theorists by implicating the Bavarian Illuminati as responsible for the excesses of the French Revolution. The Bavarian Illuminati, a rationalist secret society, was founded by Adam Weishaupt in 1776 in what is today Germany. They had an inner core of true believers, who secretly held radical atheist, anti-monarchist and possibly proto-feminist views, at that time considered beyond the pale. They recruited by infiltrating the numerous (and otherwise benign) Freemasonic groups which were active at the time on the continent.
Opposing views have it that the Illuminati were only expressing positions widespread in intellectual circles of the day, even if not uttered in public. They were yet another debating society, not the fuse that lit the downfall of the French Monarchy.
The Illuminati have today become a byword for a secret society which hoodwinks its junior members and puppet-masters society at large. This reputation is in no little part due to Robison’s book.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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