Keys of This Blood: Pope John II, Gorbachev, and Struggle for New World Order

Malachi B. Martin, Author Simon & Schuster $24.95 (736p) ISBN 978-0-671-69174-5
In Martin's apocalyptic scenario, Pope John Paul II is a geopolitican whose aim is a new world order, the Grand Design of God on earth, a global government rooted in a recognition of universal interdependence. The other chief players in the ``millennium end-game'' are ``hardcore Leninist'' Gorbachev, bent on world domination, and the West's rulers, said to be eager to maintain the status quo as they condone ``sinful structures'' such as Third World exploitation. Martin ( The Jesuits ) contends that the Pope has allowed the Church to split into politicized factions and willfully ignores ``rampant decadence and unfaith'' among churchmen. He spins a dramatic tale in this long, unpersuasive saga, which purports to be a behind-the-scenes probe of the Vatican's role in the collapse of the Iron Curtain. Author tour. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
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