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The Craft: History and Influence of the Freemasons

EXCERPT. The Craft: How the Freemasons Made the Modern World by John Dickie is a comprehensive and engaging history of the Freemasons, a global fraternity that has been influential in various aspects of modern society. The book traces the origins and development of the Freemasons and explores the rituals, symbols, and teachings of the organization, as well as the myths and misconceptions surrounding it. In addition, the book looks at the ways in which the Freemasons have been influential in the arts, science, politics, and business, and provides a thought-provoking analysis of the organization’s role in the development of modern culture and society.

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Showing the Power of Ideology

ABSTRACT. Ideology is a complex concept that refers to a set of beliefs and values that shape an individual’s understanding of the world. It can be based on political, economic, social, and cultural beliefs, and can vary widely depending on an individual’s experiences and personal values. The French Ideologists were a group of philosophers and intellectuals in the early 19th century who were known for their radical and progressive ideas, which were influenced by Enlightenment thought and the French Revolution. Marxist theory views ideology as a tool used by a particular group or class to maintain their dominance in society by shaping the way individuals and groups understand and interpret the world around them. Marxist critics argue that ideology serves to obscure the true nature of social and political relationships and to present a distorted view of reality that serves the interests of those in power.

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