I am a fan of Farrell's work, and that is no secret. The reason for my consistent appreciation of his work is simple: his work is consistently outstanding and deals with important topics which will radically change the way one views the world.
This book is easily one of his best. While maintaining his usual style of measured delineation and careful argument, he also manages to pack the information in a bit denser form than usual. Since this book contains many overviews of topics rather than in depth investigations of each one, this contributes to the sense of density of the information.
What Farrel has produced here is a prima facie case for a true breakaway civilization existing today on this planet. Drawing on the work of others such as Richard Dolan, Carroll Quigley, Richard Sauder, Paul LaViollette, John Loftus, Charles Higham, and many others, Farrell does indeed build a very strong case for just such a civilization in our midst. As always, his work is cited and referenced heavily, with appropriate caveats and calmly measured analysis behind every page. Some of the documented statements herein will astound you.
The civilization he outlines is deeply rooted in the financial, corporate, military, and intelligence structures of post World War 2 society. While the roots of this civilization go much farther back in time, he concentrates on the more contemporary signs and consequences visible in recent history and today.
The connection between the financial and business community, the Nazis, the oil industry, illegal drug cartels, the intelligence and military communities, and scientific circles is outlined and documented quite clearly and unambiguously. He also penetrates the veil of disinformation, confusion, and outright goofiness of the UFO topic to reveal its place in ongoing psychological warfare operations against the "mundane" world, perpetrated by the operations of this hidden, parasitic civilization.
In doing so, he draws the threads of terrorism, drug cartels, financial centers, Nazis, black projects, and other related areas into a tighter and tighter pattern, building on his earlier works in a very powerful way. This is a fascinating and deeply disturbing world being uncovered, and will radically change the way you see events of today, and indeed of recent history.
As I read this book, I came back over and over again to the fact that many of the ideas, concerns, and even pysops necessary in such a breakaway civilization are explored in the TV series "Stargate: SG-1." I find the parallels and development of ideas such as the use of religion, technology, political intrigue, and "disclosure" as portrayed in that show to be thoughtful and highly relevant. While the world portrayed in that series is a watered-down version of what might actually be going on, the basic ideas are nonetheless worth considering. The mechanics of black ops in a world with so much technology among the population, the political infighting over the power of the technology, the impact of encountering a group with radically higher technology, and other such ideas are all well explored. Whether you consider the actual concept of the Stargate as plausible is irrelevant to the larger themes.
The involvement and blessing of the U.S Air Force in SG-1 is worth some attention as well.
I also find the morality and ethics of the characters far more palatable than those of many TV shows featuring similar black ops themes, such as the older version of "Nikita,""24," and so on.
There might even be a book in the analysis of that show and the breakaway civilization theme...
Anyway, to get back to this book, the world is NOT as we are told, and if you would seek to gnaw your way out of the lab rat cage we are in, this is a good place to sharpen your teeth.