Secret History of the West

Secret History of the West

The influence of secret societies on all the revolutions from 1453 to 1920, and a new four-stage revolutionary dynamic.


Contrary to popular belief, Western civilisation as we know it is not the end result of steady progress. For over half a millennium revolution has succeeded revolution like a succession of tidal waves. This book is a chronological narrative of these revolutions, from the Renaissance to the Russian. It shows how Utopian visions of ideal societies end in massacres and the guillotine, appealing to and challenging both left and right. It then offers an original theory as to why revolutions happen. The unique approach that The Secret History takes is that this vision has never been part of Establishment thought or practice. Indeed, it usually has roots in ideas and influences that have hitherto been unexpressed, "secret." But all these ideas have a common thread. They can be traced back to the heretical sects-Gnostics, Templars, Cathars and Rosicrucians-and secret organizations such as the mysterious Priory of Sion. Their influence powered the Protestant Revolution, which in turn provided the ideological foundations of the English, American, French and Russian revolutions. Factions within Freemasonry and families such as the Rothschilds have figured prominently in all these upheavals. They add up to a tide of world revolution that is reaching the high water mark in our own time, as Hagger has shown in the companion volume to this work, The Syndicate: The Story of the Coming World Government.


If you think that the history of Western civilization is all about progressive leaps and bounds, with Utopian visions often ending in wars, then think again. Nicholas Hagger has produced an enticing narrative analysing the roots and histories of large and small revolutions since the Renaissance. He courageously covers a broad territory with a stunning array of "heretical" sects that have shaped and continue to shape our world behind the scenes. ~ , Nexus

Nicholas Hagger
Nicholas Hagger Nicholas Hagger is a poet, man of letters, cultural historian and philosopher. He has lectured in English Literature at the University of Ba...
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