- Hardcover: 1348 pages
- Publisher: GSG and Associates (2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 094500110X
- ISBN-13: 978-0945001102
- Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 6.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time
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About the Author
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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fully understanding its contents....
Then every banker, Rothchild, Rockefeller and Morgan would be hanging from lamps by their genitals
across this country and there would be no more wars, 'terrorism' , depreciation, inflation, and corruption
At any rate, former President Clinton said it was the most influential book he'd read, and in conspiracy circles, the rumors were always that the author was asked to catalog and organize records of the New World Order. So, in spite of Mr. Clinton's positive recommendation (that guy's a clown), I went looking for evidence of conspiracies, and indeed, found them. They're certainly in there. The basics of it are secular humanism, or, if you will, "civilizing the natives." Imagine a Brit beneath the skin saying, "Wouldn't it be great if all countries were as diplomatic and as orderly as the British? And if we all accepted English as a common language? And Anglophilism as a basis for modern culture?"
He's an American, but with strong British sympathies. He does agree that these rich people that run modern Europe (more akin to Masons), are even more secretive than we foil-hat wearers say they are.
What's more, is that his reading of history is downright insightful. He's obviously a brilliant man. That is inarguable. Whether he's wrong about Anglophilism being the way the world should be, or that Western Civilization never reconciled itself with Christianity being the dominant issue that we face (I agree with that one) -- both those are ancillary to the general perspecuity with which he views the world. It's like he wears x-ray specs.
I found his passages about the middle class towards the end of the book almost mind-blowing. He even predicts the modern climate today in his passages about "Irrational Activism", and one has to remind himself, "This book was written in 1964!" He predicts the emasculating climate of sexism that exists today that, while it claims that sexism exists against females, it opposes any balance with the male gender. As a male, I read many interesting things that go unsaid by our culture. Because if they are said by our culture, they go against the tide of feminism.
To get the final jolt read Douglas Read's taboo, "The Controversy of Zion," for a much deeper insight into the same events.