- Became a Freemason but was disillusioned.
- His will left a vast fortune to start up the Rhodes Scholarship programme at Oxford
- Aim was to raise up promising young graduates
- Establish secret society for leading business & banking leaders are around world
Auguste Comte –
- Wrote the 6-volume set titled Positive Philosophy between 1830-1842
- Studied by WT Stead, Rhodes close friend
W T Stead –
- Helped Rhodes develop his secret society’s plan to “take the government of the whole world”
- His goal was a “Civic Church”, where increasingly a focus of attention will be “Service to Humanity,” including taking care of the environment and the Earth
John Ruskin –
- Taught “New World Order” plan at Oxford Uni.
- Rhodes was greatly influenced by Ruskin’s teaching
- On his grave is the Swastika of Hitler.
Rhodes Scholarship –
- Lord Nathan Rothschild was appointed as trustee
- Rothschild appointed Lord Alfred Milner to implement plan.
- Created the Round Table, formed around a document called Freedom & Planning.
- Original Round Table membership was only freemasons
- Administrators of the Round Table included
Arthur Balfour - politician
Arthur Toynbee - historian
- Worked very closely with London School of Economics founded by Sidney Webb.
3 powerful global organizations were spawned –
- Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) 1919 London
Mission is to analyse and promote the understanding of major international issues & current affairs.
It is regarded as one of the world's leading organizations in this area.
Now known as Chatham House
Arthur Toynbee – Director
Condoleeza Rice spoke at Lecture series
- Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) 1921 New York
- Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR) 1925
Early US Members include –
- Colonel Mandell House
- Paul Warburg
- JP Morgan
Political Scholars include -
- Bill Clinton – US President
- Dean Rusk – Sec of State for JF Kennedy administration
- Walt Rostow – Deputy National Security Advisor for JF Kennedy administration
- Richard Gardner –
Member of CFR
Deputy Assistant Secretary for State
- Harlan Cleveland –
Ambassador to NATO
Director of International Affairs at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies
Chairman of the U.S. Weather Modification Advisory Board
Books include The Third Try at World Order, Birth of a New World, and The Global Commons: Policy for the Planet.
- Bob Hawke – Australian PM
- Strobe Talbot –
Bill Clinton’s room-mate
Number 2 in the State Department
Chairman of Yale Daily News
Translated Nikita Kruschev’s memoirs into English
Skull & Crossbones Society
- Stansfield Turner & James Woolsey – both have headed the CIA
- General Wesley Clark – Head of NATO forces under Clinton administration
- Richard Danzig – Secretary of the Navy – Clinton administration
- Admiral Dennis C Blair – Commander in Chief of the US Pacific Command - Clinton administration
- David Boren –
Skull & Crossbones member
Wrote a New York Times article advocating a rapid deployment force for the UN to facilitate the :New World Order’ – 1992
Persuaded Clinton to make George Tenet head of the CIA
- Charles Hitch - Comptroller at the U.S. Department of Defense developed the Planning-Programming-Budgeting System (PPBS)
Judicial Scholars include –
- John Harlan, David Souter, and Byron White.
- Geoffrey Robertson – Australian Human Rights lawyer
- David Kendall –
Law clerk for Justice Byron White
Attorney for Clinton during Monica Lewinsky scandal
Media Scholars include –
- Erwin Canham - president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors
- Howard K. Smith - newsman
Finance Scholars include –
Many employees of Goldman-Sachs
- James Gustave Speth –
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali UB Secretary General, at the suggestion of President Clinton, made Speth head of the U.N. Development Program.