The Icarus Agenda Themes

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The principal theme of the novel is the danger posed to democracy by the ambitions of the few to rule the many.

Ludlum illustrates this theme by showing the people who are the American vice president's closest advisors. Like the Mahdi, they are motivated by greed, and just as the Mahdi hopes to gain control of the construction business in the Middle East, the vice president's advisors try to use him to gain control of America's weapons business.

One of the vice president's advisors actually employs the same terrorists who held the American embassy in Oman; he wants them to murder Evan Kendrick, the novel's main character and a potential rival for the vice presidency in the upcoming presidential election. Their effort to make themselves the hidden rulers of America causes the deaths of many innocent people. Plainly, if these advisors/businessmen were to actually gain control of the...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Icarus Agenda from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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