The cover is a pictorial synopsis of 500 years of European behavior. The nuclear blast represents the results of the 500 years...death and destruction. The crucification represents the missionaries who came to slave our souls. The bottle of liquor represents the merchants who came to buy and sell our bodies and lands; the gun and the cruise missile represent the mercenaries who came to kill recalcitrants. the Bible, the Bottle, the Bullet; smart weapons used to rule the world.