- Hardcover: 200 pages
- Publisher: Buccaneer Books; F First Edition Used edition (March 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0899683258
- ISBN-13: 978-0899683256
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,779,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wall Street and FDR Hardcover – March 1, 2007
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Between the covers of this very important work, Sutton reveals many fascinating details. Among the most interesting are these:
In the early 1930's, General Smedley Butler revealed a fascist plan to take over the government of the United States. The plan was derailed, mainly through the courage of the highly decorated war hero General.
FDR was greatly under the control of Wall Street power players, such as Bernard Baruch. In this volume, Sutton records one of Baruch's most revealing phrases, the "elation and fervor of war". Notice how similar is Baruch's affection for the horror of war to that our current neoconservative mad men.
The book is excellent. It is much better written than "Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution". And the information contained herein is of the utmost importance to he who would understand this most pivotal of US Chief Executives.
"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know,that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson - and I am not wholly excepting the Administration of W.W.(Woodrow Wilson). The country is going through a repetition of Jackson's fight with the Bank of the United States - only on a far bigger and broader basis." -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 11/21/33
Unfortunately, as British-born research fellow Antony Sutton skillfully documents in this second book of three, there is too much evidence in government archives to discount as "conspiracy theory" the notion that bankers and their puppets have dominated politics for at least the last century; there is additionally enough evidence in these and other sources to suggest that this state of affairs, rather than being an exclusively modern phenomenon, has always existed. The evidence also illuminates the point that there is no paradox in supposedly capitalist financiers supporting socialist regimes, for, as Gary Allen so succinctly pointed out, "it [socialism] becomes the logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. ...Socialism is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite.Read more ›
“Old John D. Rockefeller and his 19th century fellow-capitalists were convinced of one absolute truth: that no great monetary wealth could be accumulated under the impartial rules of a competitive laissez faire society. The only sure road to the acquisition of massive wealth was monopoly: drive out your competitors, reduce competition, eliminate laissez-faire, and above all get state protection for your industry through compliant politicians and government regulation. This last avenue yields a legal monopoly, and a legal monopoly always leads to wealth.
This robber baron schema is also, under different labels, the socialist plan. The difference between a corporate state monopoly and a socialist state monopoly is essentially only the identity of the group controlling the power structure. The essence of socialism is monopoly control by the state using hired planners and academic sponges. On the other hand, Rockefeller, Morgan, and their corporate friends aimed to acquire and control their monopoly and to maximize its profits through influence in the state political apparatus; this, while it still needs hired planners and academic sponges, is a discreet and far more subtle process than outright state ownership under socialism.Read more ›
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The more things change the more things stay the same. Antony Sutton was a true tell it like it is author who shines a light where others would not like it to be shown for obvious... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by TJ
PHENOMENAL READ!! A PART OF HISTORY THAT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD, IN ORDER TO ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE FUTURE!! A MUST READ!!Published on December 12, 2012 by SLASH1934
This book by British economic historian Anthony C. Sutton is a must-read, and will explain to the reader several paradoxes of American life that even today, most Americans do not... Read morePublished on November 26, 2011 by Don G. Schley