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Anglo-American Establishment

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Carroll Quigley (1910-1977) was a highly respected professor at the School of Foreign Service at Gerogetown University. He was an instructor at Princeton and Harvard; a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense, the House Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration; and the U.S. Navy.

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  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Gsg & Assoc (June 1, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0945001010
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945001010
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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137 of 141 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 24, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a very interesting book. It was written in 1949, and it seems that Quigley noticed a powerful group who steadily built a very large and successful propaganda machine which was very influential upon British Imperial and foreign policy between the two World Wars. The writing style can be cumbersome at times, especially when detailing personal connections between some of the actors, most of whom are unknown to modern American readers.
To start off with, he makes known that Cecil Rhodes in his first 5 wills wanted to leave his inheritance to start a secret society to preserve and expand the British Empire. Quigley maintains that this society was formed in 1891, consisting of Rhodes, William Stead(influential British columnist), Lord Esher(influential advisor to the royal family), and Alfred Milner(later Commissioner in South Africa). They were to form a sort of 'old boy' network, where they would try to recruit like-minded influential people and bring them on board.
They pioneered the use of study groups to float ideas around and criticize them to anticipate opposition. When they reached sufficient consensus(this was facilitated by participants being all liberal imperialists), they would use their collective influence to get their project implemented. They used their influence at universities as recruiting grounds for people of ability. Using money from trusts such as the Rhodes Trust, Beit Trust, Carnegie Trust, they set up and controlled chairs and lectureships at universities to study foreign relations and Imperial affairs. By using their power of patronage, they filled these posts with fellow liberal imperialists.
They also controlled the Times, the Round Table, and created the Royal Institute for International Affairs.
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77 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Jorg Gunnderson on October 13, 2004
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Bill Clinton's Anglophile, one-world mentor, Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown, first attracted the interest of the John Birch Society and other conspiratorialists in the 1960s with his Tragedy and Hope, in which he revealed that an unelected, unaccountable elite had played a major, though hidden, role in directing the British empire in the first decades of the twentieth century. The Anglo-American Establishment is a detailed account of the growth and operations of that group, from its origins in Cecil Rhodes' secret society and its flowering under Sir Alfred Milner to its role in fostering the Commonwealth of Nations. Indispensable for anyone who seeks a case study to verify Disraeli's assertion that "the world is governed by far other than those whom the public believe to be its rulers."
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12, 1999
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The Anglo-American Establishment by Carroll Quigley
A must read for those who want to see America remain a sovereign nation.
Quigley gives a meticulous account of the history of the Rhodes scholarships, and those that implemented the desires set forth in the wills of Cecil Rhodes, the British diamond king and colonial statesman.
Since 1904, this scholarship has been used to train "men of ability and enthusiasm who find no suitable way to serve their country under the current political system" at Oxford Universary in England. The goal is uniting the world. These Rhodes scholars are now serving in key positions all over the world.
Much of the book is devoted to Sir Alfred Milner and the "Milner Group." Upon Rhodes' death, Milner obtained control of Rhodes' money and was able to use it to lubricate the working of propaganda throughout the world.
Quigley says of the Milner group: "No country that values its safety should allow what the Milner group accomplished - that is, that a small number of men would be able to wield such power in administration and politics, should be given almost complete control over the publication of documents relating to their actions, should be able to exercise such influence over the avenues of information that create public opinion, and should be able to monopolize so completely the writing and the teaching of the history of their own period."
Interestingly, a footnote in the concluding chapter states that the last important public act of the Milner group was the drawing of a Yugoslav boundary in 1946. After this the group, states Quigley, "ground its way to a finish of bitterness and ashes."
Could the present crisis in Yugoslavia and the use of "allied force" be a Phoenix rising from the ashes? Read the book and decide for yourself.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Rev4u VINE VOICE on May 6, 2005
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"The Anglo-American establishment" is a continuation of Quigley's major work "Tragedy and Hope." In this book Quigley lists many names of the Anglo-Saxon (means English descendant) round table and discusses the connection with their cohorts in the American establishment. Of course, Quigley had always potrayed the elitist organizations and plots as benign, and admitted on different occasions that they already have taken over the world financially, politically, and militarily if needed. He also conceded that it was too late for anyone to stop the Anglo-American establishment from ruling the world, and it is better to accept it as the new reality of the new world order.
Quigley proclaimed himself on many occasions as the historian of these elites, as they allowed him into their secret doors in order to have him research their steps and advocate for their causes, and rewrite the world history in their favor.
Tragedy and Hope is a much better book that than this one, but "The Anglo-American Establishment" might make anyway an interesting reading for the curious mind....
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