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The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline 0th Edition
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Being a republican, I always had a high opinion of President Reagan. The author shows clearly how Reagan's actions did not match his rhetoric. This was not unique to Reagan, either. The average American doesn't understand how our President's policies are shaped by people outside the 'constiutional government'.
This book has 'the other side' of American history of the 20th century, and it's nothing like you or I learned in school! This is, of course, by design. Read this book, and encourage others to do so -- it's the only way we, as ordinary people, can begin to take back our country.
This book is very well researched. It gives dates, names, places, photos, etc. It is not a conspiracy book that just says: "I feel this way..." or "I think it is this way..." It is a book that gives facts. Enlightening facts at that. It is a book that easily untangles the web of deception, monopolies, greed, money, politics, and power. If you have lived your life believing everything the mainstream "Establishment" news tells you then you DEFINITELY need to read this book. Things in America are not what they seem. There is more going on behind the scenes. MUCH more. And it is sinister.
Once you read and digest the facts that Perloff presents in an orderly fashion, it becomes clear that we are being led down a primrose path by a group of insiders connected to the international banking community and very high level power brokers who keep a low profile and operate in the shadows (Hence, shadows of power.).
This book is not about Conspiracy Theory. It is about Conspiracy facts. If you want to peek behind the curtain of power or can't make sense of the moves of our politicians, this book will begin to clear the haze of confusion for you.
I would also recommend a companion book by John McManus- The Insiders which provides a current list of CFR members. Good overview of the CFR and Tri Lateral Commission that takes you through each Presidency since Carter and traces the CFR members and their moves.Read more ›
The CFR was created in 1921 by wealthy old-line families and (primarily) Wall Street power brokers. Membership is invitation only and members follow a strict rule of 'everything is off the record' as far as what is discussed at meetings and dinners. Considering how many CFR members are in the government, the secrecy creates the first big problem. How can you have transparency in a democratic government if key figures are not allowed to reveal issues and strategies discussed 'off the record'. At the very least it creates a conflict of interest. The public record of the CFR is their publication 'Foreign Affairs' -- a very influential journal read by most policy makers in Washington.
To make his point, Perloff notes (p. 7) that as of early 1988 (publication year of the book) there have been 14 secretaries of state, 14 treasury secretaries, 11 defense secretaries, and lots of advisors and less senior officials throughout the legislative and executive branches of government. That's a pretty hefty number of individuals from one organization to occupy such powerful positions in just 67 years. Perloff also points out that many major changes in American policy were not only instigated by CFR members, but were published at some prior point in 'Foreign Policy'.Read more ›
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I was amazed as I read this book and listened to the CD. Everyone in America should know about these things.Published 7 months ago by Ken LaBrie
The granddaddy book of the Conspiracy Theory camp. A must read to get the overall perspective of what happened and why in the 20th Century. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tiborious Maximus