In this book, the Major-General Count Cherep-Spiridovich explains how a secret government is manipulating the affairs of the world from behind the scenes. They have created the First World War and are on their way to creating the Second. By manipulating world affairs and "playing both sides" these elite bankers, especially the Rothschild family, the Illuminati of Adam Weishaupt and other elitist secret societies have been able to swindle much of the modern world. The Count attempts to unmask their doings and reveal these evil forces for what they are, a threat to Christianity, Christian unity, and the Aryan race.
Major-General Count Arthur Cherep-Spiridovich was a Major-General in the Imperial Russian Navy, and an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, who moved to the United States following the Bolshevik Revolution.
- He was a White Russian monarchist, and additionally he was heavily involved in Pan-Slavism, anti-Semitic activism, and various chivalric orders and cultural organisations, especially in the White Russian diaspora community in America.
- He is perhaps best known for authoring a book titled The Secret World Government, or, "The Hidden Hand" (1926), which presents his theory that extensive evidence shows that the world is being clandestinely governed by a group of 300 individuals of "Judeo-Mongol" ancestry.