The Economist: Freemasons want to be known for hand wash, not handshakes


The Economist: Freemasons want to be known for hand wash, not handshakes

(by editorial board, The Economist, April 24, 2020)

 

The freemasons, a centuries-old network of fraternal lodges, have long provided fodder for thriller writers and folk with overactive imaginations. Suggestions of conspiracy range from the outlandish to the banal. Steve White, a former chairman of the Police Federation, a cops’ union, claimed they blocked reforms to the service. Masons roll their eyes at such claims. “There is ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and the keyboard warriors going crazy,” sighs Matt Felgate, a freemason from Lincolnshire’s Provincial Grand Lodge. “But much to my disappointment, it’s mainly about making yourself a better …

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The Economist: Freemasons want to be known for hand wash, not handshakes

 

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