Homo sapiens, the most intelligent animal to inhabit this earth,
have always led a socially structured existence. In the beginning,
the hunter-gatherer male was the protector of the young mother
with child and the old. Later, as tribes expanded and merged, the
clan elders took over, leading with word and deed that were an
inspiration to their people.
As Man evolved, so did the power of the swordsman and the
wordsmith. Then there was religion . . .
Paul Cottage takes the reader through the history of Man’s need for
clear leadership as he emerges from the Late Palaeolithic era up to
the 21st century, via the Romans, Monarchies, and spiritual leaders
such as Jesus and Mahatma Gandhi.
The book highlights the early struggles between Monarchy and
the Church, and the way politics and religion have shaped our
civilization through dictatorships and crusades, democracies and
world wars. These struggles have certainly not always been for the
benefit of mankind as a whole.
Science and reason has been at war with politics and religion from
the beginning. Could it now be that Science has a way of taking
control of the people without governments or religion? . . .