What with the casting going on for our show Quorum, we have secret societies on our mind, but what about the actual ones?
As Jackie Mansky writes for Smithsonian magazine, actual secret societies are often centered around good causes (certainly as far as the members are concerned). Not only that, but these days, they’re not too secret. Indeed, their existence is often in plain sight even if their purposes might seem mysterious.
Yeah, a traditional secret society in Quorum would totally be a front organization designed to throw people off track.
Or is that what we want you to believe?