The only thing that might delay my purchase of the book is the remark from a reviewer that Jacob "leans" toward viewing Christianity as a slave religion. That is of course true now, but it was not always so, especially during its 1000+ year reign over Europe and European colonies. This might just be the reviewer's imagination.
Related -- I just came across this in my Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations, by John Grant Edinburgh, 1908:
Ἡ δημοκρατία ἡ τελευταία τυραννὶς ἐστίν.Quotations always look better in their original Klingonese, lugh?)
Democracy is the severest form of despotism. -- Aristotle