James Perloff exposes the subversive roots and global designs of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Passed off as a think-tank this group is the “power behind the throne” with hundreds of top-appointed government officials drawn from its ranks – regardless of which party has occupied the White House. It began in 1921 as a front organization for J.P. Morgan and Company and by World War II it had acquired unrivaled influence on American foreign policy. In this presentation Mr. Perloff traces the CFR’s activity from the Wilson to Bush administrations.
Links to informative readings and media presentations further exposing the Council on Foreign Relations and the emerging “New World Order”:
Council On Foreign Relations: Influencing American Government
Despite promises of “change,” as uttered by Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and now Barack Obama, successive presidential administrations have in common the fact that important posts are staffed by individuals from the same small organizations who direct our nation’s policies.
Decolonization is widely considered one of the foundational processes of the modern world–an old imperial order was swept away, and a new world of nations emerged to replace it. But is the modern era really a world of nations or largely the detritus of broken-down empires? Is a world of nations an attainable or even desirable situation?
Speaker Biography: John Darwin is Beit University lecturer in the history of the British Commonwealth at Nuffield College, Oxford University.
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Embracing Defeat in the Colonies: The Allies & the Dismantling of the Japanese Empire After World War II:
One of the distinctive aspects of the end of the Japanese empire in 1945 is the intersection of defeat, foreign occupation and decolonization. After defeating Japan’s military, the Allies occupied all of its colonies as well as the home islands, inserting themselves between the colonizers and the colonized at a critical moment in the decolonization process. They oversaw the end of empire, including the handover of political power, redrawing of borders and transfer of newly displaced populations. Looking at the end of Japanese rule in Korea and the South Seas mandate, Lori Watt examines how Japanese military defeat complicated, and also simplified, the dismantling of the empire.
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