- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Western Islands (November 1, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0882791346
- ISBN-13: 978-0882791340
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Does America have a hidden oligarchy? Is U.S. foreign policy run by a closed shop? What is the Council on Foreign Relations? It began in 1921 as a front organization for J.P. Morgan and Company. By World War II it had acquired unrivaled influence on American foreign policy. Hundreds of U.S. government administrators and diplomats have been drawn from its ranks - regardless of which party has occupied the White House. But what does the Council on Foreign Relations stand for? Why do the major media avoid discussing it? What has been its impact on America's past - and what is it planning for the future? These questions and more are answered by James Perloff in The Shadows of Power.
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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.
By exposing the activities of the CFR, this book also appears to pinpoint America’s longest-standing, most relentless, and most dangerous enemy: the so-called ‘Establishment’ which many believe rules the United States from behind the scenes. If such an entity does exist --- and there can be little doubt --- it must surely include the leadership of the CFR. For, as can be seen in this book: that group of like-minded un-elected elitists has been formulating America’s policies, prescribing its direction, and staffing the administrations of every president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1933.
Nonetheless, many still believe that America’s decline isn’t planned or orchestrated, but is due to our elected officials being either stupid or incompetent. Why else, they ask, do they always make the wrong decisions --- decisions which are detrimental to the United States and to the American people? James Forrestal, the Nation’s first Secretary of Defense, who was fired by President Truman and later died mysteriously, didn’t think so. For, as he observed: “Consistency has never been a mark of stupidity. If ‘they’ [America’s leaders] were merely stupid they would occasionally make a mistake in our favor.” (See page 98). In other words, as this book clearly shows, our elected ‘leaders’ aren’t stupid or incompetent, they are simply implementing the policies and directives of (1) those who got them elected and who advise them --- the ‘Establishment’; and (2) those who staff their agencies and administrations --- CFR membership.
The final two chapters of this book give the reader a glimpse at what the CFR’s globalist leadership has planned for the future. Much of what they planned in 1988 is clearly in the works in 2016, and some has already been realized. Sadly, at this stage of the game the deck is stacked against the American people, and the CFR holds all the cards.
The CFR, as detailed in this book, then, is clearly a dagger pointed at the heart of America. But, since its plans have not yet been fully realized, the book is just as timely today as it was when first published in 1988 and it’s an even more important book to read. For, America’s time is running out.