by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Sep 02, 2014
by Carroll Quigley (June 1, 1981) Paperback: 354 pages
One of the most important books I have ever read. There is no review that can do justice to the sheer magnitude and gravitas of this book. It unashamedly and unabashedly builds fact upon fact, detail upon detail in a raw presentation of the names, dates, relationships, methods, sources, strategies and tactics of the predominant powers who were behind the scenes creating the world we live in today. If geopolitics appears confusing to you today, many of the missing pieces of the puzzle will fall nicely into place after a reading of this book. You may not have known or heard of many of the people in this book, but these were the men pulling the strings behind the historical personalities historians prattle about and study today. Moving continents, people and resources like pieces on a chess board; controlling heads of state; starting wars or making peace when convenient; making deals with Hitler, Stalin and others … these methods, organizations, societies and minds are the foundation of today’s world. Within this book you will discover the importance of Cecil Rhodes and the Rhodes Scholarship and what it means today. You will discover the origins of the CFR and its older sister the RIIA and much, much more.
This amazing book by historian and insider Carroll Quigley provides an eye-opening front-row seat to the secret machinations of power. Quigley is such a through, detailed researcher providing excellent documentation, that he has a reputation of having few claims or statements of fact disputed. After reading this book, what historian would dare put in the detail or the effort to challenge such precise accounting? What an amazing trip through the many relationships of the very secret inner circle of the Milner Group and the Cecil Bloc with their many levers of power and propaganda and their interrelationships: Oxford Colleges of Balliol College; All Souls College; New College and others; the second ring, the Kindergarten, Cecil Rhodes, the Round Table, the Times, RIIA (Royal Institute of International Affairs) which is the British version of the CFR, the CFR, Rhodes Scholarship, Rockefeller Foundation, J.P. Morgan, Lord Rothschild, the Rhodes Trust, the Beit Trust, the Carnegie Trust, etc, etc, etc ….
The immense power of the Milner group started by Toynbee and Milner lasted from 1875 to 1945 and is still in existence today but lost most of its political power after some very bad decisions in India and their ill-fated support of Hitler in the run up to WWII. Nonetheless, there are real gems in this reading that can be had nowhere else like a true accounting of Hitler’s real power leading to WWII or the lies and deception used to terrorize the British public. I think the best information for me is an understanding of the roots of today’s power centers which gained their start with the Milner group and that they have yet to give up the dream of a one world government. Other benefits include the methods and techniques of how real power is wielded in private behind closed doors. The politicians we see in the media are there for show and to communicate what has already been decided by those who have the real power and know how to use it.
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