For 99 years, an overt system of “elites” kept the peace in Europe — from 1815 to 1914.
The collapse of this so-called “Congress System” (named for the infamous “Congress of Vienna” in 1814) — with the breakout of the Crimean War in 1914 between Russia, the Ottoman Empire, France and Britain — led inexorably to World War I, in 1917 … and then to an even more catastrophic World War II, in 1939.
Did this tragic collapse of “transnational control of world affairs” in the last century argue for such a “behind-the-scenes international system of controls on nations” … or against?
My guest tonight, historian Dr. Richard Spence, will attempt to answer this increasingly relevant 21st Century question — against the backdrop of President Recep Erdogan’s apparent re-election tonight in Turkey, in his drive to reconstitute “a 21st Century Ottoman Empire,” and President Donald Trump’s apparent agreement with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, that a new “international order” should be based on “every nation for itself.”
Join us … as we explore the role of “hidden elites” in a global nuclear age ….
Richard C. Hoagland
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Dr. Richard B. Spence’ Items:
1. Klemens von Metternich
2.Otto von Bismarck
3. Basil Zaharoff
4. Joseph Retinger
5. Edward M. House
6. Cecil Rhodes
Dr. Richard B. Spence
Dr. Richard B. Spence is a Professor of History at the University of Idaho. His interests include Russian and military history along with espionage, occultism and anti-semitism. His major published works include Boris Savinkov: Renegade on the Left, Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly, Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult, and Wall Street and the Russian Revolution, 1905-1925. He is the author of numerous articles in Revolutionary Russia, Intelligence and National Security, Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism, American Communist History, The Historian, New Dawn and other publications. He has been interviewed on numerous programs and has been a commentator/consultant for the History Channel, the International Spy Museum, Radio Liberty and documentaries produced by the Russian Cultural Foundation.
2010, Fellow, Anti-Terrorism Program, Foundation for the Defense of Democracy, Tel Aviv
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