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Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century Paperback – May 3, 2010
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F. William Engdahl is author and geopolitical risk advisor who has written the international best-selling book on oil and geopolitics, A Century of War: Anglo-American Politics and the New World Order. His book, ‘Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order, deals with the Pentagon agenda of global hegemony in the post-Cold War era. In his Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation he traces the effort to control the global food chain. He may be reached through his website, www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net
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know F. William Engdahl's well researched and thoroughly documented
writings are meant for you.
Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century follows
a sequence of books the author has written relating to the statement in
the 1970s attributed to then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, a
protégé of the powerful Rockefeller circles. He declared, "If you
control the oil, you control entire nations; if you control the food,
you control the people; if you control the money, you control the entire
world." In his two previous books - A Century Of War: Anglo American Oil
Politics and the New World Order, and Seeds Of Destruction: The Hidden
Agenda of Genetic Manipulation the author undertook to analyze the first
two steps of Kissinger's now famous dictum. This book analyzes the
third, the attempt to control the money of the world.
The author explains how World War I and World War II were brought about
as a result of England's efforts to retain its empire and maintain the
pound sterling as the currency of international trade and as the reserve
currency of the world while pursuing a geopolitical strategy of dividing
Continental Europe and of controlling the seas.
Today the United States supplants England and the emphasis is to control
the airspace but the efforts to maintain the dollar as the reserve
currency while dividing the Eurozone by attacking the Euro is taken
directly from England's play book.
Had I read this book two years ago I could have saved myself a lot of money.
The book's subtitle, "Wall Street and the Death of the American Century", suggests that the oligarchs behind the name `Wall Street' have over-reached in their imperial quest to expand the American Empire's `free markets'. Engdahl draws on discourses of key insiders from the North Atlantic capitalist class to reveal how they pursued a strategy in the early 1970s to once again transform the world, in response to external crises that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Under the rubric of their media-propagandized `free market' ideology, he argues that the Anglo-American oligarchy and loyal elites liberalized financial systems around the world through coercive means, first by `unpegging' the world's `reserve currency' - the US dollar - from a stable `gold standard' value. According to Engdahl, the Washington-Wall Street-City of London plutocracy engineered the oil shocks of the 1970s, and amid the resultant high inflation and economic sabotage, the Wall Street-owned Federal Reserve spiked up interest rates in 1979 in order to further weaken countries indebted to the international bankers. The resulting world debt crisis strengthened Wall Street's position to impose its policies around the globe.
"Gods of Money" shows that today's Washington-Wall Street-City of London plutocracy continues to prey upon the world through a global banking cartel (that has evidently been more than a century in the making). It is, therefore, truly ironic to consider that in today's `free market' era, the world's most callous centralized planners hark not from communist or fascist regimes of the 20th Century, but rather from the capitalist plutocracies of Britain and America. Indeed, the author convincingly traces the familial, fraternal and institutional linkages between the current Anglo-American plutocracy and their forebears, who planned two global wars (among other horrors). Small wonder then, that it remains a vital propagandist project to key insiders that Wall Street's secret history remains that way. As such, "Gods of Money" is a valuable antidote to the universal TV news understanding of the world.
I also think the cover is very good with Zeus, as the impression you get in Wall Street is that they are sort of this aspect as there is a life and death power that transcends the democracy theater.
Big nod to F. William Engdahl for shedding light on the dark truths that most of us are either unaware of or have been cunningly distracted from learning about...