The whole point of this book is to introduce the reader to the worldwide political/economic consolidation called the New World Order (NWO). Each of the 10 or 12 chapters is a synopsis of some other book exploring some facet of the NWO. This is a quick way to get an overall vision of how (for example) the Federal Reserve System (The Creature from Jekyll Island), tax-free charities (The Tax Free Foundations), environmentalism (Report from Iron Mountain), and CIA participation in the narcotics trade (Dope, Inc) are interrelated. Each, in its own way, advances the goals of the world ruling class towards "vertically integrating" us into a single totalitarian oligarchy. As you might guess, the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization are all players in this scheme. The most shocking chapter is the analysis of George Orwell's "1984" as a work of NONFICTION masquarading as fiction. It's all a lot to swallow at first, but followup with research supports the overall thesis. This book was my first step towards a much more coherant and predictive understanding of current events than what is offered on FOX News. Is this a "conspiracy theory"? If by "conspiracy theory" you mean that it supposes that two or more people have agreed to commit a crime together, then yes, and it is a worldview which deserves to be evaluated on its merits.