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Is there a common thread behind globalization, the EEC, and war in the Middle East? Why did we invade Iraq when the reasons given - weapons of mass-destruction and links with al-Qaeda - turn out to be wrong? Is it really the war on terror we should be most concerned about, or are we looking the wrong way? Nicholas Hagger places these events in the context of the last 100 years, and in doing so provides a controversial and challenging re-reading of history. From the Russian revolution to the present day it is money and oil that have driven events, rather than random individual acts of evil and aggression on the one hand, or the pursuit of liberty and democracy on the other. And behind these events there is a pattern, an inexorable drive to world government. Behind the pattern there are shadowy interests and organisations that undermine the integrity of nation-states and threaten to usher in a new and frightening era.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.58 lbs.
Release Date Nov 25, 2004
Publisher O Books
ISBN 1903816858 ISBN13 9781903816851
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More About Nicholas Hagger
Hagger is a philosopher and man of letters, a cultural historian, poet, and former lecturer in the Middle East and Japan.
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Outstanding; Essential May 7, 2007
Nicholas Hagger's work on the story of the coming World Government is truly outstanding. It is also essential for anyone who would comprehend the complexity of twentieth century history in its entirety.
Hagger fundamentally views modern history as the struggle between elites. In this volume, he focuses on the activities of the Rockefeller and Rothschild groups as they control a larger entity that Hagger styles the Syndicate. In his companion volume to this excellent book, Hagger treated of the revolutionary saga from the Renaissance to the Bolshevik Revolution. There, he illustrated quite convincingly that the key revolutions were brought about by the machinations of Templar and Sionist Rosicrucian freemasonry. In the more modern era, Hagger seems to hold that the commercial interests of the aforementioned elites have, to an extent, transcended the occult formulations of international freemasonry. This is a fascinating thesis, which does explain a great deal.
In terms of particulars, I can report quite honestly that I never truly understood the dynamics of the Suez crisis and of the very strange and sudden disintegration of the Soviet Union until I read Hagger's very important and insightful book. For these insights alone, the book is well worth the time, money, and effort.
In candor, I must report that I cannot agree with all of Hagger's propositions at this point. However, his work is really most outstanding. And to anyone who would appreciate a very unique and terribly insightful exposition of modern history, I heartily recommend this very excellent book.
Read it for yourself and decide Dec 19, 2005
As I am writing this there are 3 reviews, and one of them gives one star, and then goes on to attack the book - without any substantive criticism that I could find.
I think there may be much in this book worth of careful, critical analysis. But simply calling something "amateurish" is not a critique... and it is certainly not substantive. Such is the fodder of the pompous debunker I think - lets leave that closed mindedness to the Universities. Slander is not a counter argument.
What I took from this book was an appreciation for the financial dealings behind world events. It is justifiable to be curious when you learn that Hitler was funded by western bankers - that the Russian revolution was backed by western oil barons interested in mineral rights... and we see the same today as politicians become war profiteers in an Iraq oil grab. One would have to have their head up their ___ not to notice as much.
Hagger does a meticulous job in providing the reader all the information they need to validate the sources, and determine for themselves the value of the material. Much more so then other books of the genre... he provides 20+ pages of detailed notes. The research is the responsability of the reader. I don't necessarily agree with all of his conclusions, but I found the majority of the material very informative and accurate - and strangely in line with other perspectives on the hidden influence behind world events...
Do not depend on infantile slander in the guise of academic critique for guidance on the value of this book... read it and develop your own informed opinions.
Dreadful effort, especially for a professor Mar 14, 2005
It would have been nice to agree with the previous glowing review, on the strength of which I purchased this book, but truth to tell Professor Hagger has written a dreadful work. Words one could use to summarise its faults include: inaccurate, inconsistent, incoherent, confusing, contradictory and breathtakingly naive. This is a pity because tucked away in the pages of "The Syndicate" is a thoughtful, but not entirely original idea, about the rise and decline of civilisations and what civilisations try to do when at the peak of their power.
Hagger claims to offer "something of a pioneering work" (p.294) in suggesting the push for world government is tied to a particular phase in the "North American civilization". He suggests that at the peak of their power civilisations try to remake the entire world in their image. That is hardly controversial and not that groundbreaking, except that Hagger goes further to suggest a more benevolent form of American hegemony is in danger of being hijacked by a cabal of "Rockefellerites" and "Rothschildites", the "Syndicate", who want to put in its place a more "Luciferian" world government. Hagger interweaves into this an idea about elite factionalism mostly in a somewhat confusing story of the "Rockefeller" and "Rothschild" factions of the Syndicate manipulating the Americans, British, Europeans and Russians in a grab for oil resources. There may be something in the idea of a long-running fight for oil being the driver behind many of the wars and other international events of the past 100 years, but Hagger's effort to merge such squabbles with his theory of a world government conspiracy succeeds only being amatuerish and unconvincing.
Moreover his essential theory is lost in the midst of a meandering and frequently contradictory text that relies a little too much on books of dubius providence, such as John Daniel's "Scarlet and the Beast", Adrian Krieg's "July 4th 2016", and quite excessively on David A. Rivera's "Final Warning". Hagger also makes heavy use of the American Free Press, another publication of dubious reliability. If Hagger were just another backwoods hack or inner-city nerdy autodidact this would not matter. But he claims to have been a professor, thus one would expect some serious attempts on his part to present an account that would test the claims of Rivera, Daniel and other authors, but he doesn't. Instead we are treated to various dubious claims being presented by Hagger as the truth.
We might also expect a more coherent and consistent work. Again we are disappointed to the point where one wonders whether the incompetence lies with his publishers or with Hagger. Compare, for example, Hagger's declarations the "danger" of "Syndicate New World Order" is that it would be "socialist" with a "redistribution of wealth" one of its central features(p.265), with his later arguments that his preferred world order -- which he calls the "New World Order Revolution" or "Christ's New World Order" -- embodied in his quotes from Paul 2:44-5 about the rich giving up their homes so "distribution was made to each as any had need" (p.284). And then Hagger's assertion on p.320 that "capitalism is triumphing globally because of the world government lobby, the "Rockefellerite"-Bilderberg Syndicate." So the Syndicate's N.W.O. capitalist or socialist? Is Hagger's preferred world order socialist by name or nature? It's just not clear.
It gets no better in Hagger's account of the fight between the Rothschild and Rockefeller factions, including which faction is truly prevailing at the moment, who belongs to these factions, and what their actual objectives are. If the reader becomes confused it because Hagger was too. Quite frankly Hagger's account is a mess.
With much better editing and more extensive research of primary sources Hagger could have written a much better and more memorable book. Unfortunately he has done neither himself nor the reputation of academia any favours with this crude and amateurish effort.
The NWO Guide Dec 16, 2004
Finally, a solid book about this pressing matter, and refreshingly without the usual hysteria or excessive speculation. Hagger has done his homework and is initially just concerned with supplying extensive data. Upon this he builds his case: contrary to popular belief, the desire for world domination has never died down. There is a clandestine group, let's call them 'the Syndicate', which desires to achieve this aim. Most of the defining events of the 20th century have been orchestrated by this club, and now the machinery is in place. The world is on the eve of global government, and nothing can prevent it.
However, as Hagger argues, globalization is not a bad thing. Malevolent globalization - that's a bad thing. If we do nothing, the New World Order will manifest very 'Luciferian'. Tyranny under the guise of 'democracy' (sounds familiar?), the masses exploited (and depopulated) for the profits and power of the elite. Just like now, except very much worse. Should we remain asleep and apathetic, things will certainly go this way. Nevertheless, the NWO also has the potential for a 'Christ-like' manifestation (in non-fundamentalist fashion, that is). It could be motivated by true Universalism - Liberty and Equality for All. This depends on whether we'll allow the Syndicate to infect it or not; it depends on whether key politicians can be stimulated to actually serve the people. The dystopia can be prevented, but we need to wake up... quickly.
Through various media we are gradually fed the idea of 'the United States of Europe'. It's part of the stepping-stone approach. What it's really about - the bigger picture - is the subject of this book. Let's ensure maximum awareness before it's too late.