When home of Commons Matters Committee lately suggested that cops, magistrates, idol judges and crown officials should openly register their Masonic membership, it had been very largely because of the ammunition supplied by Martin Short’s investigative 'tour p force'. His 'Inside the Brotherhood' transported around the pioneering work begun by Stephen Knight’s explosive account of 'The Brotherhood'.
Roughly 500, 000 males within the Uk – and the other 5 million all over the world – are Freemasons. 'Inside the Brotherhood' examines what type of males join the Craft – and why. It looks into the occult elements in Masonry, be it traditions ought to be seen as an religion- and, if that's the case, what god has been worshipped. And, while depending on first-hands evidence whenever we can, it probes the extent that Masonic oaths of mutual aid and secrecy have contaminated the fraternity, turned on mounting hostility from places of worship, political figures and public, and triggered charges of corruption in key regions of British existence, such as the police, municipality, the town and also the secret services.
“A cautious analysis, and Short puts forward a devastating situation for that prosecution… He creates a persuasive testimony that Freemasonry has turned into a savage along with a disease in jobs within the public service. He cites some fascinating and entirel credible good examples of Masonic skulduggery – as well as Brother ranged viciously against Brother… It is not easy to dispute Short’s conclusion that disclosure of the Masonic membership by individuals in positions of energy ought to be made obligatory.”
Piers Brendon, 'Observer'
“Given the character from the subject, it's doubtful if your more conclusive book might have been written”
Alan Rusbridger, 'Times Literary Supplement'
“An anatomy of vice…I recommend it”
Mark Archer, 'The Spectator'
About the writer
Martin Short is really a author/TV documentary producer whose two outstanding achievements up to now happen to be his 13-part Thames-Tv show Crime Corporation. concerning the Mafia, which created a Methuen book of the identical title that is still in publications, and the book around the Freemasons, that has been a bestseller. He later created a 6-part ITV documentary series, also titled Within the Brotherhood.