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Are the Illuminati real?

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Speaker: Chip Berlet

The year was 1776. In Bavaria, new ideals of rationalism, religious freedom and universal human rights competed with the Catholic church's heavy influence over public affairs. Adam Weishaupt, a law professor frustrated with the Church's ideology, decided to spread his ideas through a secret society: the Illuminati. Chip Berlet dives into the history, ideals and rituals of the infamous group. [Directed by Brett Underhill, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Stephen LaRosa]