"In 1891, [Cecile] Rhodes organized a secret society with members in a
"Circle of Initiates" and an outer circle known as the "Association of
Helpers" later organized as the Round Table organization.
In 1909-1913, they organized semi-secret groups known as Round
Table Groups in the chief British dependencies and the United States.
In 1919, they founded the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Similar Institutes of International Affairs were established in the
chief British dominions and the United States where it is known as the
Council on Foreign Relations. After 1925, the Institute of Pacific
Relations was set up in twelve Pacific area countries.
They were constantly harping on the lessons to be learned from
the failure of the American Revolution and the success of the Canadian
federation of 1867 and hoped to federate the various parts of the
empire and then confederate the whole with the United Kingdom.
There does exist and has existed for a generation, an international
Anglophile network which operates to some extent in the way the
Radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network,
which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to
cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently
does so. I know of the operations of this network because I have
studied it 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 life,
been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both
in the past and recently, to a few of its policies but in general my
chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I
believe its role in history is significant enough to be known."
Carroll Quigley
(1910-1977) Professor of International Relations, Georgetown University Foreign Service School, Washington, D.C., member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), mentor to Bill Clinton
Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, 1966, pg 131, 950
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Okay but there are other weird organizations we need to worry about now. Especially the Tea Partiers, the flakes like O'Donnell and Palin. While intelligent people may be concerned about the health of the our bays, estuaries, and inland waters for example these clowns give speeches wontonly attacking "the greens" etcetera. They call themselves conservatives and value voters but exactly what are they really trying to conserve or value.
 -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Politics is controlled by this secret network of societies. As is the so-called Tea party. Dick Arny and Palin are the gatekeepers and handlers.
     -- allen, DC     
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     -- Winston Smith, Jacksonville      
    Rhodes scholars have been trained in this globalism that aims for world domination. It would be better if we paid more attention to the Council on Foreign Relations than the politicians. For the most part, all members of government and the media are CFR members -- they decide who gets air time and exposure to the public. They decide who the choices are going to be for the rest of us to 'vote' on. The tea partiers are a grassroots movement, but whenever a group gets big enough, certainly those with power will try to take it over quietly -- like Freemasonry, the television networks, the UN, DC -- you name it -- they not only have trillions of dollars to play with, they are the ones who issue all the currency in the first place. Quigley should be heeded as he is an insider who simply wrote a history of these organizations. Clinton admired Quigley and indeed, as a Rhodes scholar, has been 'handled' into the positions of power he has acquired. It is a big club, and you and I are not in it.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Waff, are you totally insane. Do the tea party folk really scare you that much as compared to the CFR? Why do everyday Americans wanting to take their country back make you so nervous. Does Sarah Palin really make you quake in your liberal boots ? I haven't heard any of "these clowns" advocating destruction of any waterways ,bays, or estuaries. Maybe you get your information directly from the Communist party. I now refer to my opening line, are you totally insane, or maybe hopelessly ignorant.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    Its a little amusing to see the consistent irrational and diversionary warnings from the left and right puppets. By way of a left example: statements such as; "Tea Partiers, the flakes like O'Donnell and Palin" all while praising the intellectual prowess of the supreme usurpers, murderous one worlders, and otherwise despotic overlords. The world's current economic woes were planned and a direct result of such secret organizations that Quigley here presents.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Thses organizations...CFR etc...are working very hard to destroy and enslave America...and "Globalize" us. Once they get that done, they can get right to work on population control.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Jim K yes I am very scared when folk run as "conservatives" and give speeches attacking every day americans, that is We The People who have concerns about our environment, rely to some extent on science and intelligence, with a wave of the hand and denoucing us as "greenies" or tree huggers. And when some clown says scientific companies are putting human brains in mice, I mean really Jim K does no degree of ignorance ever get under your skin. These people may be "value voters" but they cerrtainly are not my or any intelligent or thinking persons values. They simpoly are against government period. They are not for good government they are just for no government. They are for letting the old earth get along without the use of human intelligence.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    Interesting, but I find it very strange that in a 1,300-page book on these subjects, nowhere does Quigley mention by name the British Fabian Society (organized in 1884) which was instrumental in connecting Rhodes to the other Round-Table organizers (see W.H. McIlhany's The Tax Exempt Foundations, 1980). The Fabians have remained extremely influential in both the British & American political scenes. Arguably, acting through "Col" William Mandell House, they were instrumental in forming the RIIA & the CFR. Bertrand Russell, John Dewey & John Maynard Keynes were all Fabians, as was Saul Alinsky, mentor to both Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama.
     -- SYates02010, South Carolina     
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