"The Rockefeller Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations … intend to prevent, if they can, a repetition of what they call in the vernacular “the debunking journalistic campaign following World War I.” Translated into precise English, this means that the Foundation and the Council do not want journalists or any other persons to examine too closely and criticize too freely the official propaganda and official statements relative to “our basic aims and activities” during World War II. In short, they hope that, among other things, the policies and measures of Franklin D. Roosevelt will escape in the coming years the critical analysis, evaluation and exposition that befell the policies and measures of Woodrow Wilson and the Entente Allies after World War I."
Charles Austin Beard
(1874-1948) Professor at Columbia University
in Saturday Evening Post (1947)
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5 stars for accuracy, thumbs down for accuracy
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    check utube CFR for more info
     -- norman sunden, brooklyn     
     -- jim k, austin      
    So it has shown itself to have been, yes.
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
    And they continue these practices today.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    5 stars for accuracy, thumbs down for accuracy Completely Agree
     -- Anonymous     
    That's a sticky one!
     -- RBESRQ     
    Prove it Mr. Beard, prove it you weasel! Talk is so cheap but one shred of evidentiary proof is worth its' weight.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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