Author: Antony C. Sutton
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To date I have read six books by scholar / expert economist Antony C. Sutton (sometimes misspelled Anthony C. Sutton) and I have to say they’re a great read for anybody wishing to make sense of world politics and the corruption that often accompanies it.
You have probably never heard of this guy purely on account of the controversial nature of his research. Despite extremely thorough documentation and sourcing in his books, major media establishments have, for four decades, steered as far away from Sutton as they can get. Character assassination in funded media is a consistent tool for persuading the public to turn a blind eye to researchers who try to expose corruption, but even this has only been used sparingly against Sutton, simply because there is very little in his writings that can be used against him. A policy of ignorance appears to have been the preferred approach. Thanks to the more insightful courage of a few smaller publishing houses, his work is still available to us.
The six books I've had the pleasure of reading from Sutton’s works are – Wall Street And The Rise Of Hitler (1976), The War On Gold (1977), Trilaterals Over Washington (1978), Energy: The Created Crisis (1979), The Best Enemy Money Can Buy (1986), and America’s Secret Establishment (1986). Each of these cuts through establishment media spin and gets straight to the core issues – who funds what through which organizations and how they profit. It makes for some rather disturbing reading.
In particular, The Best Enemy Money Can Buy offers extensive documented evidence that western corporations consistently sold weapons technology and raw materials to the communist Soviet regime during the cold war. According to Sutton, the cold war Soviet military machine would not have been able to develop to anywhere near the levels it did without this treasonous support from our own back yards. The very weapons sold to enemies of the west would later be used to kill US forces in Vietnam, yet these companies were not held to account.
If you thought that was bad then read Wall Street And The Rise Of Hitler. Once again Sutton reveals how "enemies" of the western world are often covertly supported by powerful players in our own backyards who wish to reap the economic and political benefits of engineered war. Some of the evidence in this book resurfaced in 1994 via journalist John Buchanan, which was then reported on by The Guardian newspaper in london.
The War On Gold is a powerful expose of modern monetary systems. Sutton gives a historical overview of how gold backed currencies have always protected economies from inflation, with the 800 year Gold based Byzantine empire as a prime example of economic endurance. In recent times a propaganda war has been waged against Gold as a basis of currency, and in its place has emerged hyper-inflationary FIAT paper currencies, first used in Ancient China.
The other books mentioned above are equally powerful and convincing.
A plus also has to go to Sutton for the accessibility of his books. He is concise and to the point and does not embellish his writings with vague and unnecessary jargon. He maps out key organizations and family names that are consistently linked to corrupt activities. He also has the courage to name key individuals directly, often with their names in bold type, so that his readership know who exactly to hold responsible.
It’s a shame these books aren’t required reading in modern economic and political circles. If you want a good foundation in the mechanisms of our current economic problems and their potential solutions, Antony C. Sutton’s your man. His books aren't the easiest to get hold of, but they're worth the effort to find. Abibris is a good source.