PEARL LEONA STURGIS·FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016
New American Magazine September 1996 Shaping of an International Consensus:Admiral Ward, like Carroll Quigley, and C. Wright Mills, was careful to point out that the Council of Foreign Relations is not the conspiracy. The CFR as such, does not write the platforms of both political parties or select their respective presidential candidates or control United States Defense and foreign policies. Still, CFR members acting in concert as individuals with other individuals who are CFR members do.
The process has been described by Harvard Business School Professor George C. Lodge, who is himself a member of the CFR and a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for international peace. Lodge wrote: “There are energetic and creative individuals in government interest groups and corporations who are quietly assembling global arrangements to deal with crisis and tensions.
For the most part they work outside of legislators and parliaments and are screened for the glare of the media in order to find common interests, shape a consensus (agree with all) and persuade those with power to change. It is in the role of shaping a consensus that the CFR exercises its power.” As James Perloff noted in “The Shadow of Power” The definitive survey of the history and purposes of the Council of Foreign Relations is not the establishment but a surface component of it. Nor is it a theater of illegitimate activities.
It publishes an annual report in which it makes a good account of its finances and generally it maintains trappings of a public spirited institution but behind all this...there is a movement to effect a new world order.
(to be continued)
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