Shining a light on the freemasons
A favorite target of conspiracy theories, Freemasonry, an initiatory fraternity that dates to the Middle Ages, is considered a secret society. For two centuries, the fraternity has been the focus of some of the most delusional conspiracy theories. Is Freemasonry a cult? Does it hold hidden power? Are its members anarchists? Wheeler-dealers? Accomplices of political assassination or embezzlement?