THIS IS AN ARTICLE; NOT A FULL LENGTH BOOK.
Who watches the watchmen, indeed. The title of both the comic miniseries in the mid-1980s, and the big budget movie in the new millennium, when returned to the context of its source, is rather ironic in the realm of ideas. And zeitgeist.
What both the comic writer and the film makers accomplished by telling this story is to tip their hand. With relatively simple analysis, we can achieve a frightening glimpse of how they see the world and what they're willing to do in pursuit of the Utopia they envision.