Who Really Runs the World?

The war between globalization and democracy.

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The world is a mess. It is constantly at war, things cost too much, and the average person struggles to survive against powers s/he can barely see, let alone control.

This book looks at the conspiracies in everyday life, both hidden and not-so hidden. It examines the relationship between globalization and democracy and asks who has the upper hand in an increasingly bitter and bloody battle between them for supremacy.

Among the topics covered are the role that foreign corporations play in the employment legislation of different countries and the role the intelligence and police bureaucracies have played in the emergence of al-Qaeda from a CIA-backed Mujahideen. It also explores the influence of the media, the power of the State to repress civil rights, and the true worth of money.

The conclusions reached within Who Really Runs The World may shock and scandalize some—especially those who fervently believe in democracy—but will fascinate everyone.


  • The role of the State in the emergence of the al-Qaeda from a CIA-backed Mujahideen.
  • A fresh look at the balance, or lack thereof, between the growth of corporate capitalism and democracy.
  • The sixth title in an exciting new series of Conspiracy Books.
  • Authors are experts on conspiracy theories.

Author biography

Thom Burnett is a pseudonym for one of Britain's leading experts on security and military matters. Having served with UK Special Forces in the 1990s, he is now a researcher and writer. Alex Games is an author and journalist who writes regularly for the Financial Times. He is the former associate media editor of the London Evening Standard.

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Thom Burnett and Alex Games
Collins & Brown
Publication date
198mm × 129mm
256 pages
80,000 words
Rights sold
Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States