by JF

Consistent with the rest of Avro Manhattan’s work, this book is succinct and imperative, the information exquisitely rare and far-reaching. In each ofManhattan’s powerful-though-brief works he focuses in on one of the many disparate abominations of Papal Rome. In this work he concerns himself with the litany of gimmicks and pontifical con games that theVaticanused all throughout the Middle Ages to fleece the poor, stupefied masses, en route to finally becoming the single wealthiest entity on the planet today.

This is little known history. It is shocking to read, and it becomes even more shocking as the reader, in turning each consecutive page, increasingly realizes just how much of this sordid history has been buried and whitewashed in our time. Basically, the bamboozling huckstering of each successive Dark Age Pope grew worse and worse until it went beyond audacious, and well beyond the bounds of ridiculousness.  Truly this is one little book that establishes the unrelentingly ugly historical verification of Christ’s words: “The love of money is the root of all evil.”

A must read. But then, all ofManhattan’s works are must reads.

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