Foundations of the American Century

Foundations of the American Century

The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power

Book - 2012
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Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2012
ISBN: 9780231146289
0231146280
Branch Call Number: 327.73 PARMAR
Characteristics: ix, 356 p. ; 24 cm

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Mar 25, 2013

[Read this outstanding scholarly work, then read Wright Patman's congressional investigation into foundations and trusts [still to be found online] then ponder why you've probably never heard of Andrew Carnegie Rockefeller!]
A major book on American financial history, an outstanding, scholarly rendition of the how and why of the three premier foundations, the Rockefeller Foundation (founded in 1913), the Carnegie Foundation (I believe that was founded in 1911) and the Ford Foundation (founded with a grant of $2.3 billion in 1936), and their focused spread of American global hegemony. The author's bios of Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford (especially Carnegie's, where Prof. Parmar is one of the rare scholars who correctly explains the derivation of the Carnegie fortune, yet another death merchant), is reason enough to read this highly thoughtful, and exhaustively researched book, which could have easily covered the over 50,000 plus foundations and their ultimate aims. The author mentions an incriminating seminar hosted by the "non-partisan" New America Foundation, many, if not most, of who's fellows (paid employees) write misinformational and disinformational books avoiding Wall Street's (as in the bank and oil companies) many crimes, definitely another Wall Street front operation. (Also quite interesting how the author mentions a meeting of the Bilderberg Group in 1954 where they established a strategic studies institute in London.)

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