Some of you may be familiar with this interview of Norman Dodd, done many years ago by G. Edward Griffin. Norman Dodd was the Chief Investigator for what became known as the Reece Committee, which had the task of investigating Tax-Exempt Foundations, to determine if they were acting in any “un-American” manner. Mr. Dodd died a short while after Mr. Griffin’s interview. Mut, Mr. Dodd’s work on the committee helped us understand the war racket better:
We are now at the year 1908, which was the year that the Carnegie Foundation began operations. In that year, the trustees, meeting for the first time, raised a specific question, which they discussed throughout the balance of the year in a very learned fashion. The question is: “Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people?” And they conclude that no more effective means than war to that end is known to humanity.
So then, in 1909, they raised the second question and discussed it, namely: “How do we involve the United States in a war?”
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