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The Bilderberg Conspiracy: Inside the World's Most Powerful Secret Society Paperback – August 1, 2009
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H. Paul Jeffers (1934–2009) was an established military historian and author of 70 books. He worked as an editor and producer at ABC, CBS, and NBC, and was the only person to have been news director at both of New York City's all-news radio stations. He taught journalism at New York University, Syracuse University, and Boston University. His works include the novels A Grand Night for Murder and What Mommy Said and the nonfiction Marshall: Lessons in Leadership with Alan Axelrod. He lived in New York City.
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Jeffers spends considerable time mentioning that many people see a root of evil underlying Bilderberg meetings. But he also consistently puts forth the idea that the explanations given by the Bilderberg members themselves (Hey - it's only discussions - We're not trying to take over the world!) may actually be closer to the truth than the alarmist ideas of conspiracy theorists. Spoiler alert: He even concludes his book in this non-decisive way, telling the reader to decide which is true. In this regard, the cover of the book is misleading, for the cover looks as if he firmly supports the "Conspiratorial View."
Jeffers wrote a book about Freemasons too, and I found it to have some good historical information in it, but quite frankly, I found it somewhat boring. This effort on the Bilderberg Group is not as boring as his earlier book about Freemasonry, but both books impart the idea that even though these groups have been lightning rods for suspicion, the possibility of benign essence should also be seriously considered. Is he trying too hard to be objective, or is he attempting to obliquely protect the elitist scoundrels? I'll quote Jeffers: You decide.
His appendices and index are helpful, but again, like his book on Freemasonry, there are no footnotes. Jeffers makes copious use of quotation marks, but it is not always clear who is being quoted and I found that to be a bit irritating. There are a few organizational issues as well. For example, Chapter 11 is called "What About America," but about half way through it, the topic abruptly switches to the United Kingdom. He quotes Barry Goldwater nicely in Chapter 14, but no book by Goldwater is in his "Further Reading" substitute for a Bibliography and since there are no footnotes, it is left to the reader to do the legwork in documenting these quotes.
I could go on, but Amazon's 3-star description says it well: It's Okay. I thought Daniel Estulin's book on Bilderberg was far better, even if it was less polite, objective, and non-judgmental.