Dante's masterpiece is the antidote to efforts by the oligarchy to impose bestial oligarchical culture on the people of America. As our nation and the world plunge deeper into crisis, the elite attempts to degrade, corrupt and demoralize us, to reduce us to manipulable pawns. But human beings are not lowly beasts. In his Comedy, Dante explores the true noble nature of the human identity. He shows how great civilizations may be reborn and how a people can rise to become world-historical citizens.