John Robison

February 4, 1739 – January 30, 1805

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Proofs of a Conspiracy
by John Robison

Originally published in 1798, Proofs of a Conspiracy documents the founding of a secret organization with the goal of destroying all religions, overthrowing the world's governments, and abolishing private property. Author John Robison, one of Europe's leading intellectuals of the time, provides the ...

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“An association has been formed for the express purpose of rooting out all the religious establishments, and overturning all the existing governments...that the leaders might rule the world with uncontroulable power, while all the rest [are] employed as mere tools of the ambition of their unknown superiors. ” (John Robison, Proofs of a Conspriacy, p.7-8. 1798.)

“The Association of which I have been speaking, is the Order of Illuminati, founded in 1775, by Dr. Adam Weishaupt, professor of Canon law in the university of Ingolstadt.” (John Robison, Proofs of a Conspriacy, p. 9. 1798.)