Acknowledging Carroll Quigley
A trim, engaging man with a broad nose and wide, high forehead, Professor Carroll Quigley (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., Harvard through and through), in long-time residency (1941-1976) at Georgetown University (http://www.carrollquigley.net/), wrote in his 1,348 opus, Tragedy and Hope, A History The World In Our Time (1st ed., 1966.);
“…[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations…
“It must not be felt that these heads of the world’s chief central banks were themselves substantive powers in world finance. They were not.
Rather, they were the technicians and agents of the dominant investment bankers of their own countries, who had raised them up and were perfectly capable of throwing them down.
The substantive financial powers of the world were in the hands of these investment bankers (also called ‘international’ or ‘merchant’ bankers) who remained largely behind the scenes in their own unincorporated private banks.
These formed a system of international cooperation and national dominance which was more private, more powerful, and more secret than that of their agents in the central banks.”
Today’s technicians and agents;
~ Stephen J. Bergstrom