For as long as there have been Freemasons, there has been a calculated effort to disparage and discredit them as well as their practices. But why does this incessant attack exist, and where does it originate from? In this insightful text, masons de Hoyos and Morris explore the origins of the anti-Masonic mindset and delve into the falsehoods on which critics have based these perennial sentiments. Confronting opponents one at a time, the authors methodically debunk the myths that have surrounded Freemasonry since its establishment, investigating the motives and misconceptions that derive antagonists to spread deceit about Masonic traditions.
Arturo de Hoyos is the leading authority on the Scottish Rite's early history and rituals. He is the author, translator, and editor of fifteen books on Freemasonry and is a board member of the Scottish Rite Research Society. S. Brent Morris is the author and editor of nine books on Freemasonry and is a board member of the Scottish Rite Research Society. He has taught at both Duke and Johns Hopkins universities.