...one of the most readable books I have ever seen. It will shock people, but it is needed. William Engdahl has found a common thread that ties hundreds of events which , at first glance appear to be unassociated... fully surpasses my standards for a worthwhile book -- Leon D. Richardson, Far East Financial columnist, industrialist, advisory board, Sloan School of Management, MIT This book is not for the timid or the inattentive. It gets down to bed-rock... It is a fine bit of work and defines better the real problem areas of our society... -- Col Fletcher Prouty, USAF (ret.), author, The Secret Team and the real life of Mr.X and JFK movie. ... intellectually penetrating in its grasp of the conditions under which politicians have to operate in the modern world, The scholarship is impeccable and it elucidates the lamentable record of the crimes and fillies of the few who stretched the levers of power almost to the breaking point.
I recommend this book to all who wish to know how the world is really run, what are the systems behind the sub-systems we perceive in the daily media, and what are the antecedents of the present global political dilemmas. Above all, I recommend this book to readers in the Third World as a faithful account of why my generation of political leaders failed to achieve the reasonable expectation of their political constituencies... -- Dr Frederick Wills, former Foreign Minister, Guyana A more thrilling account of the real world than the most thrilling fictional thriller. I could not put it down - and I learned an enormous amount of important information. -- Andre Gunder Frank This book is the only accurate account I have seen of what really happened with the price of oil in 1973. I can strongly recommend reading it. -- Sheikh Zaki Yamani, former Oil Minister of Saudi Arabia For those truly interested about how the world economy functions, this book will be greatly useful. The book treats especially well the political goals of Britain, a thread in modern history all too often overlooked. -- Stephen J. Lewis, economist, City of Londonshow more