How did the Illuminati conspiracy survive through the centuries?
Of the many conspiracy theories that abound in the social consciousness, none seems more persistent than the shadowy underworld presided over by the Illuminati. There is something darkly seductive about this idea of an evil elite that runs the world to its advantage, with occasional lapses in secretive practices surfacing as evidence.
But who were the real Illuminati founded by a German law professor in the late 18th century? How substantiated was their love for owls and the plans to take over the world? What was their connection to the Freemasons? And, most importantly, how did the myth stay alive?
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