Dr. Carroll Quigley Publishes ‘Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time”

Carroll Quigley was an insider according to his own words: “I have studied it (secret international network) for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my […]

Lundberg Publishes an Expose of ‘America’s 60 Families’. “This Defacto Government is… Invisible, Shadowy. It is the Government of Money in a Dollar Democracy.”

Dynasties listed below were included in America’s 60 Families, Ferdinand Lundberg’s 1937 expose on the super-rich. Ferdinand Lundberg used tax records to uncover the often impenetrable financial and political machinations of the 60 Families, effectively publishing a directory of names and occupations of family scions as well as estimates of their fortunes. “The United States […]

Smedley Butler, the Most Decorated Marine in U.S. History, Publishes ‘War is a Racket’

Smedley Butler became widely known for his outspoken lectures against war profiteering, U.S. military adventurism, and what he viewed as nascent fascism in the United States. In December 1933, Butler toured the country with James E. Van Zandt to recruit members for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He described their effort as “trying to […]

The 1933 ‘Business Plot’: Smedley Butler Blows the Whistle on Industrialists & Bankers Coup to Overthrow the Gov’t, or Ruse for FDR Support?

An outstanding Major General of the Marine Corps, Smedley Butler, became involved in a controversy known as the Business Plot, when he told a congressional committee that a group of wealthy industrialists (including Goodyear, US Steel, JP Morgan, Heinz, and Maxwell House) were planning a military coup to overthrow the US government & FDR, with […]