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Probably the most dispassionate and well-documented book of it's genre. James Perloff manages to make a very persuasive case that an elite group of globalist insiders have aquired an inordinate degree of influence not only in government, but in almost every area of public life, such as banking, accademia, industry, media and religion. This conversation among elitists for a global governance of wise (mostly) men seems to have reached a very advanced stage of development in the 20th and 21st Centuries, and is perhaps best represented, at least in terms of form, in the organization headquartered at 68th St. and Park Ave. in New York City, founded in 1921.
Perloff traces the great events in America shortly before and since that time in relation to the thinking and the influence of the CFR, and gives a very interesting and enlivening view of American and world history. It is also relatively level-headed and non-polemical, which is unusual for books dealing with this subject. The book also has the virtue of being extremely well documented. Highly recommended.
Review: The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American DeclineUser Review - Kevin White - Goodreads
A good, well-documented historical overview of what was really going on behind the scenes in twentieth century American politics. Highly recommended. Read full review
A Primer On The CFR
Background To The Beginning
The Councils Birth And Early Links To Totalitarianism
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