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Tragedy and Hope : History of the World in Our Time

Tragedy and Hope : History of the World in Our Time
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Weight 6.00 lbs
Author Name Carroll Quigley


Tragedy and Hope

The History of the World in Our Time

By Carroll Quigley

An In-depth Definitive Work
on the World's Power Structure

To understand the mind that's shaping this world,
read the book that shapes his mind.

A history of the world since 1900. Written by a leading member of the CFR (and mentor of "Slick Willie" Clinton) who was more frank than liberal about the modus operandi of the international conspiracy.

Tragedy and Hope shows the years 1895-1950 as a perios of transition from the world dominated by Europe in the nineteenth century to the world of three blocs in the twentieth century. With clarity, perspective, and cumulative impact, Professor Quigley examines the nature of that transition through two world wars and worldwide economic depression. As an interpretive historian, he tries to show each event in the full complexity of its historical context.

The result is a unique work, notable in several ways. It gives a picture of the world in terms of influence of different cultures and outlooks upon each other; it shows, more completely than in any similar work, the influence of science and technology on human life; and it explains with unprecedented clarity, how the intricate financial and commercial patterns of the West prior to 1914 influenced today's world.

Carroll Quigley, professor of history at the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University, formerly taught at Princeton and at Harvard. he has done research in the archives of France, Italy, and England, and is the author of the widely praised Evolution of Civilizations. A member of the editorial board of the monthly Current History, he is a frequent lecturer and consultant for public and semipublic agencies. he is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Anthropological and the Amercian Economic Association, as well as various historical associations. He has been lecturer on Russian history at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces since 1951 and on Africa at the Brookings Institute since 1961, and has lectured at many other places, including the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory, the Foreign Department, and teh Naval College at Norfolk, Virginia. In 1958 he as consultant to the Congressional Select Committee which set up the present national space agency. He was collaborator in history to the Smithsonian Institution after 1957, in connection with the establishment of its new Museum of History and Technology. In the summer of 1964 he went to the Navy Post-Graduate School, Monterey, California, as consultant to Project Seabed, which tried to visualize what American weapons would be like in twelve years.

Excerpt on the Oppenheimer's

The Oppenheimers continued to have friends who were Communists, and Oppenheimer contributed money until the end of 1941, through Communist channels, to Spanish Refugee Relief and to aid for migratory workers in California. All of this 'derogatory' information was known to General Grovers and to Army Intelligence, G-2, before Oppenheimer was made head of Los Alamos in 1942.


p. 52
"The names of some of these banking families are familiar to all of us and should be more so. They include Baring, Lazard, Erlanger, Warburg, Schroder, Seligman, the Speyers, Mirabaud, Mallet, Fould, and above all Rothschild and Morgan."

pp. 60-62
300 men control the central planning for the European banking and economic life. (Note: If you really want to know the powers behind the scenes read a book titled: "Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300," by Dr. John Coleman, a former intelligence officer with the British Military Intelligence agency known as MI6

p. 144
The Roundtable Groups were set up to extend the British influence as envisioned by diamond magnate Cecil Rhodes. The Roundtable Group in America is the Council on Foreign Relations. "The Roundtable Groups try to federate the Empire and try to bring the U.S. into this same orientation" (note: the "James Bond" series disguises fact as fiction. Ian Fleming was an agent for MI6.)

p. 316
Fiat money consists of Treasury notes that fulfill bankers' liabilities.

p. 324
The world's central banks are private corporations.

p. 324
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is "a central banker's bank."

p. 328
Money is a credit, a present claim on future wealth (as in, promissory "note").

p. 61
(How the banks gain control by financing government debt:)
"But before that stage was reached a relatively small number of bankers were in positions of immense influence in European and American economic life. As early as 1909, Walter Rathenau, who was in a position to know (since he had inherited from his father control of the German General Electric Company and held scores of directorships himself), said, "Three hundred men, all of whom know one another, direct the economic destiny of Europe and choose their successors from among themselves."

"The power of investment bankers over governments rests on a number of factors, of which the most significant, perhaps, is the need for governments to issue short-term treasury bills as well as long-term government bonds. Just as businessmen go to commercial banks for current capital advances to smooth over the discrepancies between their irregular and intermittent incomes and their periodic and persistent outgoes . . so a government has to go to merchant bankers (or institutions controlled by them) to tide over the shallow places caused by irregular tax receipts."

"As experts in government bonds, the international bankers not only handled the necessary advances but provided advice to government officials, and, on many occasions, placed their own members in official posts (directorships) for varied periods to deal with special problems."

p. 950
Says Professor Quigley: "There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments."

"The Round Table Groups were semi-secret discussion and lobbying groups organized by . . . .This was done on behalf of Lord Milner, the dominant Trustee of the Rhodes Trust in the two decades 1905-1925. The original purpose of these groups was to seek to federate the English-speaking world along lines laid down by Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) and William T. Stead (1849-1912), and the money for the organizational work came originally from the Rhodes Trust.

"Since 1925 there have been substantial contributions from wealthy individuals and from foundations and firms associated with the international banking fraternity, especially the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, and other organizations associated with J.P. Morgan, the Rockefellers and Whitney families, and the associates of Lazard Brothers and of Morgan, Grenfell, and Company."

1360 pages, Cloth bound

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