Clinton and Quigley: a strange tale from the U.S. elite

U.S. President Bill Clinton has made a number of public references to the impresssion made on him as a young student by Professor Carroll Quigley. (1) As Lobster readers will know, Quigley was the author of Tragedy and Hope (U.S., MacMillan, 1966) in which he described for the first time the role of the […]

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Historical Notes

[…] 15 June and 11 August this year. The story is instructive on two levels. First because it suggests that it may be wrong to claim that if Clinton or Gore had been in the White House there would have been no war and secondly for what it tells us about British foreign policy in […]

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Letter from America

[…] CIA ran drugs and weapons through the small airstrip at Mena, Arkansas. For this is another bipartisan scandal which forces us to examine not just then governor Clinton, who allegedly protected the operation, but also Oliver North, George Bush and the entire contra effort. The details of this insanely complex affair now fill a […]

The CIA and radiation experiments on humans

[…] also a panel members of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. Presenting the Final Report of their findings in October 1995, Chair Ruth R. Faden thanked Clinton ‘for his courage and leadership in appointing the Advisory Committee’.(1) On January 4, 1994, before Clinton’s orders, James Woosley, then the Director of Central Intelligence, had […]

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Conspiracy theories are go!

[…] the first major media reference to Carroll Quigley in this country.(5) The meaning of Mena? Another current source of conspiracy theories is the Clinton-Whitewater-Mena-drugs-cocaine-CIA-contra story. Are there Clinton buffs out there now following the Clinton scandals the way there are Kennedy buffs? Maybe one would get in touch and explain to me how much […]

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Our Friends in the North-East

The most reported episode at the 2002 Labour Party Conference was the tour of Blackpool made by ex-President Clinton and film star Kevin Spacey. Given the status and photogenic nature of the individuals concerned this was hardly surprising. Little was said in the media, though, about the duos’ grand entrance, accompanied by the Prime […]

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Shorts: James Rusbridger. Illuminati. Gordievsky. Cavendish

[…] Britain’, and 13 March, 1994, ‘Rhodes to Success’. On the basis of almost entirely non-attributable sources, the former article claimed that the various Rhodes Scholars around President Clinton had come to hate the British ruling class while at Oxford. (If only….) The latter piece attempts to invert the reports of British snobbery towards colonial […]

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The crony capitalists: a fond farewell to some regular guys?

[…] – or complicit? Business accounting scandals, which the Democrats said numbered 993 and involved $1.276 trillion dollars worth of dodgy corporate bottom lines by the time Bill Clinton replaced Bush Snr., continued to go unchecked throughout the Clinton years. The Democratic National Committee asserted: ‘While Democrats fought to rein in deceptive business practices in […]

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A (very) brief history of Christian politics in the United States

[…] marked by political disappointment for the evangelicals. Federal funding for their organisations was reduced, the Christian Coalition was stripped of its charitable status and the centrist Democrat Clinton romped to victory in 1996. In Clinton’s second term the Lewinsky scandal and the subsequent investigations did considerable harm to Clinton’s reputation in the country and […]

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Feedback

From Dan J. Bye Following up a note in the latest Lobster re: ‘Bilderberg’ appearing in the index but not in the text of Clinton’s autobiography, I thought I’d try out Amazon.com’s ‘search inside’ facility. () Still no ‘Bilderberg’. I also noticed the review of part 3 of Stuart Christie’s illustrated biography. I’ve got the […]

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