Makow believes a hidden hand is shaping modern history according to a long-term occult conspiracy agenda. He believes that democracy today is a charade and serves as an instrument of social control; the mass media generally stifles information and channels thought; and popular entertainment degrades us and diverts the audience from what is really happening. Makow has voiced his anti-homosexual, and anti New World Order views in his books. His book " Illuminati: The Cult that Hijacked the World" is based on the premise that Jewish and Freemason bankers have orchestrated the major events in recent history.
^"Game Gauges Players' Scruples By Putting Them To The Test". United Press International. September 25, 1985. Retrieved 2010-11-17. "Scruples was born last summer when Henry Makow sold his house for $35000, using the money to produce an initial 5,000 copies of Scruples for Canadian distribution. In April, the $18 game was introduced to America. In May, Johnny Carson spent 15 minutes reading Scruples' questions to his 20 million viewers. Maruka Industries, Scruples' U.S. distributor, now predicts one million sales by Christmas. ... The guru Henry Makow, a balding English professor and freelance writer ..."
^"For a Change, Ethical Pursuit". Time magazine. April 12, 2005. Retrieved 2010-11-21. "A Winnipeg free-lance writer, Makow has been in the question-and-answer business since age eleven, when his advice-to-parents column 'Ask Henry' was syndicated in some 40 papers in the US and Canada."