A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER
by D.L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
Arranged and Edited by John Loeffler
In the mainline media, those who adhere to the position that there
is some kind of "conspiracy" pushing us towards a world government are
virulently ridiculed. The standard attack maintains that the so-called
"New World Order" is the product of turn-of-the-century, right-wing,
bigoted, anti-semitic racists acting in the tradition of the
long-debunked Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, now promulgated
by some Militias and other right-wing hate groups.
The historical record does not support that position to any large
degree but it has become the mantra of the socialist left and their
cronies, the media.
The term "New World Order" has been used thousands of times in this
century by proponents in high places of federalized world government.
Some of those involved in this collaboration to achieve world order
have been Jewish. The preponderance are not, so it most definitely is
not a Jewish agenda.
For years, leaders in education, industry, the media, banking, etc.,
have promoted those with the same Weltanschauung (world view) as
theirs. Of course, someone might say that just because individuals
promote their friends doesn't constitute a conspiracy. That's true in
the usual sense. However, it does represent an "open conspiracy," as
described by noted Fabian Socialist H.G. Wells in The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution (1928).
In 1913, prior to the passage of the Federal Reserve Act President Wilson's The New Freedom was published, in which he revealed:
"Since I entered politics,
I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the
biggest men in the U. S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing,
are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there
is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so
interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak
above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
On November 21, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt wrote a letter to
Col. Edward Mandell House, President Woodrow Wilson's close advisor:
"The real truth of the
matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger
centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew
That there is such a thing as a cabal of power brokers who control
government behind the scenes has been detailed several times in this
century by credible sources. Professor Carroll Quigley was Bill
Clinton's mentor at Georgetown University. President Clinton has
publicly paid homage to the influence Professor Quigley had on his
life. In Quigley's magnum opus Tragedy and Hope (1966), he states:
"There does exist and has
existed for a generation, an international ... network which operates,
to some extent, in the way the radical right believes the Communists
act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table
Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any
other groups and frequently does so. I know of the operations of this
network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted
for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret
records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for
much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I
have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its
policies... but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it
wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is
significant enough to be known."
Even talk show host Rush Limbaugh, an outspoken critic of anyone
claiming a push for global government, said on his February 7, 1995
"You see, if you amount to
anything in Washington these days, it is because you have been plucked
or handpicked from an Ivy League school -- Harvard, Yale, Kennedy
School of Government -- you've shown an aptitude to be a good Ivy
League type, and so you're plucked so-to-speak, and you are assigned
success. You are assigned a certain role in government somewhere, and
then your success is monitored and tracked, and you go where the
pluckers and the handpickers can put you."
On May 4, 1993, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) president Leslie Gelb said on The Charlie Rose Show that:
"... you [Charlie Rose]
had me on [before] to talk about the New World Order! I talk about it
all the time. It's one world now. The Council [CFR] can find, nurture,
and begin to put people in the kinds of jobs this country needs. And
that's going to be one of the major enterprises of the Council under
Previous CFR chairman, John J. McCloy (1953-70), actually said they have been doing this since the 1940s (and before).
The thrust towards global government can be well-documented but at
the end of the twentieth century it does not look like a traditional
conspiracy in the usual sense of a secret cabal of evil men meeting
clandestinely behind closed doors. Rather, it is a "networking" of
like-minded individuals in high places to achieve a common goal, as
described in Marilyn Ferguson's 1980 insider classic, The Aquarian Conspiracy.
Perhaps the best way to relate this would be a brief history of the
New World Order, not in our words but in the words of those who have
been striving to make it real.
1912 -- Colonel Edward M. House, a close advisor of President Woodrow Wilson, publishes Phillip Dru: Administrator in which he promotes "socialism as dreamed of by Karl Marx."
1913 -- The Federal Reserve (neither federal nor a reserve)
is created. It was planned at a secret meeting in 1910 on Jekyl Island,
Georgia by a group of bankers and politicians, including Col. House.
This transferred the power to create money from the American government
to a private group of bankers. It is probably the largest generator of
debt in the world.
May 30, 1919 -- Prominent British and American personalities establish the Royal Institute of International Affairs in England and the Institute of International Affairs
in the U.S. at a meeting arranged by Col. House attended by various
Fabian socialists, including noted economist John Maynard Keynes. Two
years later, Col. House reorganizes the Institute of International
Affairs into the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
December 15, 1922 -- The CFR endorses World Government in its magazine Foreign Affairs. Author Philip Kerr, states:
"Obviously there is going
to be no peace or prosperity for mankind as long as [the earth] remains
divided into 50 or 60 independent states until some kind of
international system is created... The real problem today is that of
the world government."
1928 -- The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution by H.G. Wells is published. A former Fabian Socialist, Wells writes:
"The political world of
the ... Open Conspiracy must weaken, efface, incorporate and supersede
existing governments... The Open Conspiracy is the natural inheritor of
socialist and communist enthusiasms; it may be in control of Moscow
before it is in control of New York... The character of the Open
Conspiracy will now be plainly displayed... It will be a world
1931 -- Students at the Lenin School of Political Warfare in Moscow are taught:
"One day we shall start to
spread the most theatrical peace movement the world has ever seen. The
capitalist countries, stupid and decadent ... will fall into the trap
offered by the possibility of making new friends. Our day will come in
30 years or so... The bourgeoisie must be lulled into a false sense of
1931 -- In a speech to the Institute for the Study of International Affairs at Copenhagen) historian Arnold Toyee said:
"We are at present working
discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called
sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the
world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with
1932 -- New books are published urging World Order:
Toward Soviet America by William Z. Foster. Head of
the Communist Party USA, Foster indicates that a National Department of
Education would be one of the means used to develop a new socialist
society in the U.S.
The New World Order by F.S. Marvin, describing the
League of Nations as the first attempt at a New World Order. Marvin
says, "nationality must rank below the claims of mankind as a whole."
Dare the School Build a New Social Order? is published. Educator author George Counts asserts that:
"... the teachers should
deliberately reach for power and then make the most of their conquest"
in order to "influence the social attitudes, ideals and behavior of the
coming generation... The growth of science and technology has carried
us into a new age where ignorance must be replaced by knowledge,
competition by cooperation, trust in Providence by careful planning and
private capitalism by some form of social economy."
1933 -- The first Humanist Manifesto is published. Co-author
John Dewey, the noted philosopher and educator, calls for a
synthesizing of all religions and "a socialized and cooperative
economic order." Co-signer C.F. Potter said in 1930:
"Education is thus a most
powerful ally of humanism, and every American public school is a school
of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday schools, meeting for an hour
once a week, teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the
tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?"
1933 -- The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells is
published. Wells predicts a second world war around 1940, originating
from a German-Polish dispute. After 1945 there would be an increasing
lack of public safety in "criminally infected" areas. The plan for the
"Modern World-State" would succeed on its third attempt (about 1980),
and come out of something that occurred in Basra, Iraq. The book also
"Although world government
had been plainly coming for some years, although it had been endlessly
feared and murmured against, it found no opposition prepared anywhere."
1934 -- The Externalization of the Hierarchy by Alice
A. Bailey is published. Bailey is an occultist, whose works are
channeled from a spirit guide, the Tibetan Master [demon spirit] Djwahl
Kuhl. Bailey uses the phrase "points of light" in connection with a "New Group of World Servers" and claims that 1934 marks the beginning of "the
organizing of the men and women... group work of a new order... [with]
progress defined by service... the world of the Brotherhood... the
Forces of Light... [and] out of the spoliation of all existing culture
and civilization, the new world order must be built."
The book is published by the Lucis Trust, incorporated originally in New York as the Lucifer Publishing Company. Lucis Trust
is a United Nations NGO and has been a major player at the recent U.N.
summits. Later Assistant Secretary General of the U.N. Robert Mueller
would credit the creation of his World Core Curriculum for education to
the underlying teachings of Djwahl Kuhl via Alice Bailey's writings on
1932 -- Plan for Peace by American Birth Control
League founder Margaret Sanger (1921) is published. She calls for
coercive sterilization, mandatory segregation, and rehabilitative
concentration camps for all "dysgenic stocks" including Blacks,
Hispanics, American Indians and Catholics.
October 28, 1939 -- In an address by John Foster Dulles,
later U.S. Secretary of State, he proposes that America lead the
transition to a new order of less independent, semi-sovereign states
bound together by a league or federal union.
1939 -- New World Order by H. G. Wells proposes a collectivist one-world state"' or "new world order" comprised of "socialist democracies." He advocates "universal conscription for service" and declares that "nationalist individualism... is the world's disease." He continues:
"The manifest necessity
for some collective world control to eliminate warfare and the less
generally admitted necessity for a collective control of the economic
and biological life of mankind, are aspects of one and the same
process." He proposes that this be accomplished through "universal law"
and propaganda (or education)."
1940 -- The New World Order is published by the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and contains a select list
of references on regional and world federation, together with some
special plans for world order after the war.
December 12, 1940 -- In The Congressional Record an article entitled A New World Order John G. Alexander calls for a world federation.
1942 -- The leftist Institute of Pacific Relations publishes Post War Worlds by P.E. Corbett:
"World government is the
ultimate aim... It must be recognized that the law of nations takes
precedence over national law... The process will have to be assisted by
the deletion of the nationalistic material employed in educational
textbooks and its replacement by material explaining the benefits of
June 28, 1945 -- President Truman endorses world government in a speech:
"It will be just as easy
for nations to get along in a republic of the world as it is for us to
get along in a republic of the United States."
October 24, 1945 -- The United Nations Charter becomes
effective. Also on October 24, Senator Glen Taylor (D-Idaho) introduces
Senate Resolution 183 calling upon the U.S. Senate to go on record as
favoring creation of a world republic including an international police
1946 -- Alger Hiss is elected President of the Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace. Hiss holds this office until 1949.
Early in 1950, he is convicted of perjury and sentenced to prison after
a sensational trial and Congressional hearing in which Whittaker
Chambers, a former senior editor of Time, testifies that Hiss was a member of his Communist Party cell.
1946 -- The Teacher and World Government by former editor of the NEA Journal (National Education Association) Joy Elmer Morgan is published. He says:
"In the struggle to
establish an adequate world government, the teacher... can do much to
prepare the hearts and minds of children for global understanding and
cooperation... At the very heart of all the agencies which will assure
the coming of world government must stand the school, the teacher, and
the organized profession."
1947 -- The American Education Fellowship, formerly the Progressive Education Association, organized by John Dewey, calls for the:
"... establishment of a genuine world order, an order in which national sovereignty is subordinate to world authority... "
October, 1947 -- NEA Associate Secretary William Carr writes in the NEA Journal that teachers should:
"... teach about the
various proposals that have been made for the strengthening of the
United Nations and the establishment of a world citizenship and world
1948 -- Walden II by behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner proposes "a perfect society or new and more perfect order"
in which children are reared by the State, rather than by their parents
and are trained from birth to demonstrate only desirable behavior and
characteristics. Skinner's ideas would be widely implemented by
educators in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s as Values Clarification and Outcome Based Education.
July, 1948 -- Britain's Sir Harold Butler, in the CFR's Foreign Affairs, sees "a New World Order" taking shape:
"How far can the life of
nations, which for centuries have thought of themselves as distinct and
unique, be merged with the life of other nations? How far are they
prepared to sacrifice a part of their sovereignty without which there
can be no effective economic or political union?... Out of the
prevailing confusion a new world is taking shape... which may point the
way toward the new order... That will be the beginning of a real United
Nations, no longer crippled by a split personality, but held together
by a common faith."
1948 -- UNESCO president and Fabian Socialist, Sir Julian Huxley, calls for a radical eugenic policy in UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy. He states:
"Thus, even though it is
quite true that any radical eugenic policy of controlled human breeding
will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it
will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is
examined with the greatest care and that the public mind is informed of
the issues at stake that much that is now unthinkable may at least
1948 -- The preliminary draft of a World Constitution is
published by U.S. educators advocating regional federation on the way
toward world federation or government with England incorporated into a
The Constitution provides for a "World Council" along with a "Chamber of Guardians" to enforce world law. Also included is a "Preamble" calling upon nations to surrender their arms to the world government, and includes the right of this "Federal Republic of the World" to seize private property for federal use.
February 9, 1950 -- The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee introduces Senate Concurrent Resolution 66 which begins:
"Whereas, in order to
achieve universal peace and justice, the present Charter of the United
Nations should be changed to provide a true world government
The resolution was first introduced in the Senate on September 13,
1949 by Senator Glen Taylor (D-Idaho). Senator Alexander Wiley
(R-Wisconsin) called it "a consummation devoutly to be wished for" and said, "I
understand your proposition is either change the United Nations, or
change or create, by a separate convention, a world order." Senator Taylor later stated:
"We would have to
sacrifice considerable sovereignty to the world organization to enable
them to levy taxes in their own right to support themselves."
1950 -- In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, international financier James P Warburg said:
"we shall have a world
government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether
world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest."
April 12, 1952 -- John Foster Dulles, later to become
Secretary of State, says in a speech to the American Bar Association in
Louisville, Kentucky, that "treaty laws can override the Constitution."
He says treaties can take power away from Congress and give them to the
President. They can take powers from the States and give them to the
Federal Government or to some international body and they can cut
across the rights given to the people by their constitutional Bill of
Rights. A Senate amendment, proposed by GOP Senator John Bricker, would
have provided that no treaty could supersede the Constitution, but it
fails to pass by one vote.
1954 -- Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands establishes the
Bilderbergers, international politicians and bankers who meet secretly
on an annual basis.
1954 -- H. Rowan Gaither, Jr., President - Ford Foundation said to Norman Dodd of the Congressional Reese Commission:
"... all of us here at the
policy-making level have had experience with directives... from the
White House... . The substance of them is that we shall use our
grant-making power so as to alter our life in the United States that we
can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union."
1954 -- Senator William Jenner said:
"Today the path to total
dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means,
unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people...
outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within
our government and political system, another body representing another
form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our
Constitution is outmoded and is sure that it is the winning side....
All the strange developments in the foreign policy agreements may be
traced to this group who are going to make us over to suit their
pleasure.... This political action group has its own local political
support organizations, its own pressure groups, its own vested
interests, its foothold within our government, and its own propaganda
1958 -- World Peace through World Law is published,
where authors Grenville Clark and Louis Sohn advocate using the U.N. as
a governing body for the world, world disarmament, a world police force
1959 -- The Council on Foreign Relations calls for a New International Order Study Number 7, issued on November 25, advocated:
"... new international
order [which] must be responsive to world aspirations for peace, for
social and economic change... an international order... including
states labeling themselves as 'socialist' [communist]."
1959 -- The World Constitution and Parliament Association is founded which later develops a Diagram of World Government under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
1959 -- The Mid-Century Challenge to U.S. Foreign Policy is published, sponsored by the Rockefeller Brothers' Fund. It explains that the U.S.:
"... cannot escape, and
indeed should welcome... the task which history has imposed on us. This
is the task of helping to shape a new world order in all its dimensions
-- spiritual, economic, political, social."
September 9, 1960 -- President Eisenhower signs Senate Joint Resolution 170,
promoting the concept of a federal Atlantic Union. Pollster and
Atlantic Union Committee treasurer, Elmo Roper, later delivers an
address titled, The Goal Is Government of All the World, in which he states:
"For it becomes clear that
the first step toward World Government cannot be completed until we
have advanced on the four fronts: the economic, the military, the
political and the social."
1961 -- The U.S. State Department issues a plan to disarm all nations and arm the United Nations. State Department Document Number 7277 is entitled Freedom From War: The U.S. Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World. It details a three-stage plan to disarm all nations and arm the U.N. with the final stage in which "no state would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force."
March 1, 1962 -- Sen. Clark speaking on the floor of the
Senate about PL 87-297 which calls for the disbanding of all armed
forces and the prohibition of their re-establishment in any form
whatsoever. "... This program is the fixed, determined and approved policy of the government of the United States."
1962 -- New Calls for World Federalism. In a study titled, A World Effectively Controlled by the United Nations, CFR member Lincoln Bloomfield states:
"... if the communist dynamic was greatly abated, the West might lose whatever incentive it has for world government."
The Future of Federalism by author Nelson Rockefeller is published. The one-time Governor of New York, claims that current events compellingly demand a "new world order," as the old order is crumbling, and there is "a new and free order struggling to be born." Rockefeller says there is:
"a fever of nationalism...
[but] the nation-state is becoming less and less competent to perform
its international political tasks....These are some of the reasons
pressing us to lead vigorously toward the true building of a new world
order... [with] voluntary service... and our dedicated faith in the
brotherhood of all mankind.... Sooner perhaps than we may realize...
there will evolve the bases for a federal structure of the free world."
1963 -- J. William Fulbright, Chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee speaks at a symposium sponsored by the Fund for the
Republic, a left-wing project of the Ford Foundation:
"The case for government by elites is irrefutable... government by the people is possible but highly improbable."
1964 -- Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook II is published. Author Benjamin Bloom states:
"... a large part of what
we call 'good teaching' is the teacher's ability to attain affective
objectives through challenging the students' fixed beliefs."
His Outcome-Based Education (OBE) method of teaching would first be tried as Mastery Learning
in Chicago schools. After five years, Chicago students' test scores had
plummeted causing outrage among parents. OBE would leave a trail of
wreckage wherever it would be tried and under whatever name it would be
used. At the same time, it would become crucial to globalists for
overhauling the education system to promote attitude changes among
1964 -- Visions of Order by Richard Weaver is published. He describes:
"progressive educators as
a 'revolutionary cabal' engaged in 'a systematic attempt to undermine
society's traditions and beliefs.'"
1967 -- Richard Nixon calls for New World Order.
In Asia after Vietnam, in the October issue of Foreign Affairs, Nixon
writes of nations' dispositions to evolve regional approaches to
development needs and to the evolution of a "new world order."
1968 -- Joy Elmer Morgan, former editor of the NEA Journal publishes The American Citizens Handbook in which he says:
"the coming of the United
Nations and the urgent necessity that it evolve into a more
comprehensive form of world government places upon the citizens of the
United States an increased obligation to make the most of their
citizenship which now widens into active world citizenship."
July 26, 1968 -- Nelson Rockefeller pledges support of the New World Order. In an Associated Press report, Rockefeller pledges that, "as President, he would work toward international creation of a new world order."
1970 -- Education and the mass media promote world order. In Thinking About A New World Order for the Decade 1990, author Ian Baldwin, Jr. asserts that:
"... the World Law Fund
has begun a worldwide research and educational program that will
introduce a new, emerging discipline -- world order -- into educational
curricula throughout the world... and to concentrate some of its
energies on bringing basic world order concepts into the mass media
again on a worldwide level."
1972 -- President Nixon visits China. In his toast to Chinese
Premier Chou En-lai, former CFR member and now President, Richard
Nixon, expresses "the hope that each of us has to build a new world order."
May 18, 1972 -- In speaking of the coming of world government, Roy M. Ash, director of the Office of Management and Budget, declares that:
"within two decades the
institutional framework for a world economic community will be in
place... [and] aspects of individual sovereignty will be given over to
a supernational authority."
1973 -- The Trilateral Commission is established.
Banker David Rockefeller organizes this new private body and chooses
Zbigniew Brzezinski, later National Security Advisor to President
Carter, as the Commission's first director and invites Jimmy Carter to
become a founding member.
1973 -- Humanist Manifesto II is published:
"The next century can be
and should be the humanistic century... we stand at the dawn of a new
age... a secular society on a planetary scale.... As non-theists we
begin with humans not God, nature not deity... we deplore the division
of humankind on nationalistic grounds.... Thus we look to the
development of a system of world law and a world order based upon
transnational federal government.... The true revolution is occurring."
April, 1974 -- Former U. S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Trilateralist and CFR member Richard Gardner's article The Hard Road to World Order is published in the CFR's Foreign Affairs where he states that:
"the 'house of world
order' will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the
top down... but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it
piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned
1974 -- The World Conference of Religion for Peace, held in Louvain, Belgium is held. Douglas Roche presents a report entitled We Can Achieve a New World Order.
The U.N. calls for wealth redistribution: In a report entitled New International Economic Order, the U.N. General Assembly outlines a plan to redistribute the wealth from the rich to the poor nations.
1975 -- A study titled, A New World Order, is
published by the Center of International Studies, Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Studies, Princeton University.
1975 -- In Congress, 32 Senators and 92 Representatives sign A Declaration of Interdependence, written by historian Henry Steele Commager. The Declaration states that:
"we must join with others
to bring forth a new world order... Narrow notions of national
sovereignty must not be permitted to curtail that obligation."
Congresswoman Marjorie Holt refuses to sign the Declaration saying:
"It calls for the
surrender of our national sovereignty to international organizations.
It declares that our economy should be regulated by international
authorities. It proposes that we enter a 'new world order' that would
redistribute the wealth created by the American people."
1975 -- Retired Navy Admiral Chester Ward, former Judge
Advocate General of the U.S. Navy and former CFR member, writes in a
critique that the goal of the CFR is the "submergence of U. S. sovereignty and national independence into an all powerful one-world government... "
1975 -- Kissinger on the Couch is published. Authors Phyllis Schlafly and former CFR member Chester Ward state:
"Once the ruling members
of the CFR have decided that the U.S. government should espouse a
particular policy, the very substantial research facilities of the CFR
are put to work to develop arguments, intellectual and emotional, to
support the new policy and to confound, discredit, intellectually and
politically, any opposition... "
1976 -- RIO: Reshaping the International Order is published by the globalist Club of Rome, calling for a new international order, including an economic redistribution of wealth.
1977 -- The Third Try at World Order is published. Author Harlan Cleveland of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies calls for:
"changing Americans' attitudes and institutions" for "complete disarmament (except for international soldiers)" and "for individual entitlement to food, health and education."
1977 -- Imperial Brain Trust by Laurence Shoup and
William Minter is published. The book takes a critical look at the
Council on Foreign Relations with chapters such as: Shaping a New World Order: The Council's Blueprint for Global Hegemony, 1939-1944 and Toward the 1980's: The Council's Plans for a New World Order.
1977 -- The Trilateral Connection appears in the July edition of Atlantic Monthly. Written by Jeremiah Novak, it says:
"For the third time in
this century, a group of American schools, businessmen, and government
officials is planning to fashion a New World Order... "
1977 -- Leading educator Mortimer Adler publishes Philosopher at Large in which he says:
"... if local civil government is necessary for local civil peace, then world civil government is necessary for world peace."
1979 -- Barry Goldwater, retiring Republican Senator from Arizona, publishes his autobiography With No Apologies. He writes:
"In my view The Trilateral
Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control
and consolidate the four centers of power -- political, monetary,
intellectual, and ecclesiastical. All this is to be done in the
interest of creating a more peaceful, more productive world community.
What the Trilateralists truly intend is the creation of a worldwide
economic power superior to the political governments of the
nation-states involved. They believe the abundant materialism they
propose to create will overwhelm existing differences. As managers and
creators of the system they will rule the future."
1984 -- The Power to Lead is published. Author James McGregor Burns admits:
"The framers of the U.S.
constitution have simply been too shrewd for us. The have outwitted us.
They designed separate institutions that cannot be unified by
mechanical linkages, frail bridges, tinkering. If we are to 'turn the
Founders upside down' -- we must directly confront the constitutional
structure they erected."
1985 -- Norman Cousins, the honorary chairman of Planetary Citizens for the World We Chose, is quoted in Human Events:
"World government is coming, in fact, it is inevitable. No arguments for or against it can change that fact."
Cousins was also president of the World Federalist Association, an affiliate of the World Association for World Federation (WAWF), headquartered in Amsterdam. WAWF is a leading force for world federal government and is accredited by the U.N. as a Non-Governmental Organization.
1987 -- The Secret Constitution and the Need for Constitutional Change is sponsored in part by the Rockefeller Foundation. Some thoughts of author Arthur S. Miller are:
"... a pervasive system of
thought control exists in the United States... the citizenry is
indoctrinated by employment of the mass media and the system of public
education... people are told what to think about... the old order is
crumbling... Nationalism should be seen as a dangerous social
disease... A new vision is required to plan and manage the future, a
global vision that will transcend national boundaries and eliminate the
poison of nationalistic solutions... a new Constitution is necessary."
1988 -- Former Under-secretary of State and CFR member George Ball in a January 24 interview in the New York Times says:
"The Cold War should no
longer be the kind of obsessive concern that it is. Neither side is
going to attack the other deliberately... If we could internationalize
by using the U.N. in conjunction with the Soviet Union, because we now
no longer have to fear, in most cases, a Soviet veto, then we could
begin to transform the shape of the world and might get the U.N. back
to doing something useful... Sooner or later we are going to have to
face restructuring our institutions so that they are not confined
merely to the nation-states. Start first on a regional and ultimately
you could move to a world basis."
December 7, 1988 -- In an address to the U.N., Mikhail Gorbachev calls for mutual consensus:
"World progress is only possible through a search for universal human consensus as we move forward to a new world order."
May 12, 1989 -- President Bush invites the Soviets to join World Order.
Speaking to the graduating class at Texas A&M University, Mr. Bush
states that the United States is ready to welcome the Soviet Union "back into the world order."
1989 -- Carl Bernstein's (Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fame) book Loyalties: A Son's Memoir is published. His father and mother had been members of the Communist party. Bernstein's father tells his son about the book:
"You're going to prove
[Sen. Joseph] McCarthy was right, because all he was saying is that the
system was loaded with Communists. And he was right... I'm worried
about the kind of book you're going to write and about cleaning up
McCarthy. The problem is that everybody said he was a liar; you're
saying he was right... I agree that the Party was a force in the
1990 -- The World Federalist Association faults the
American press. Writing in their Summer/Fall newsletter, Deputy
Director Eric Cox describes world events over the past year or two and
"It's sad but true that
the slow-witted American press has not grasped the significance of most
of these developments. But most federalists know what is happening...
And they are not frightened by the old bug-a-boo of sovereignty."
September 11, 1990 -- President Bush calls the Gulf War an opportunity for the New World Order. In an address to Congress entitled Toward a New World Order, Mr. Bush says:
"The crisis in the Persian
Gulf offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of
cooperation. Out of these troubled times... a new world order can
emerge in which the nations of the world, east and west, north and
south, can prosper and live in harmony.... Today the new world is
struggling to be born."
September 25, 1990 -- In an address to the U.N., Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze describes Iraq's invasion of Kuwait as "an act of terrorism [that] has been perpetrated against the emerging New World Order." On December 31, Gorbachev declares that the New World Order would be ushered in by the Gulf Crisis.
October 1, 1990 -- In a U.N. address, President Bush speaks of the:
"... collective strength
of the world community expressed by the U.N. ... an historic movement
towards a new world order... a new partnership of nations... a time
when humankind came into its own... to bring about a revolution of the
spirit and the mind and begin a journey into a... new age."
1991 -- Author Linda MacRae-Campbell publishes How to Start a Revolution at Your School in the publication In Context. She promotes the use of "change agents" as "self-acknowledged revolutionaries" and "co-conspirators."
1991 -- President Bush praises the New World Order in a State of Union Message:
"What is at stake is more
than one small country, it is a big idea -- a new world order... to
achieve the universal aspirations of mankind... based on shared
principles and the rule of law.... The illumination of a thousand
points of light.... The winds of change are with us now."
February 6, 1991 -- President Bush tells the Economic Club of New York:
"My vision of a new world order foresees a United Nations with a revitalized peacekeeping function."
June, 1991 -- The Council on Foreign Relations co-sponsors an assembly Rethinking America's Security: Beyond Cold War to New World Order
which is attended by 65 prestigious members of government, labor,
academia, the media, military, and the professions from nine countries.
Later, several of the conference participants joined some 100 other
world leaders for another closed door meeting of the Bilderberg Society in Baden Baden, Germany. The Bilderbergers
also exert considerable clout in determining the foreign policies of
their respective governments. While at that meeting, David Rockefeller
said in a speech:
"We are grateful to the
Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great
publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected
their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been
impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been
subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world
is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world
government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and
world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination
practiced in past centuries."
July, 1991 -- The Southeastern World Affairs Institute discusses the New World Order. In a program, topics include, Legal Structures for a New World Order and The United Nations: From its Conception to a New World Order.
Participants include a former director of the U.N.'s General Legal
Division, and a former Secretary General of International Planned
Late July, 1991 -- On a Cable News Network program, CFR
member and former CIA director Stansfield Turner (Rhodes scholar), when
asked about Iraq, responded:
"We have a much bigger
objective. We've got to look at the long run here. This is an example
-- the situation between the United Nations and Iraq -- where the
United Nations is deliberately intruding into the sovereignty of a
sovereign nation... Now this is a marvelous precedent (to be used in)
all countries of the world... "
October 29, 1991 -- David Funderburk, former U. S. Ambassador to Romania, tells a North Carolina audience:
"George Bush has been
surrounding himself with people who believe in one-world government.
They believe that the Soviet system and the American system are
converging." The vehicle to bring this about, said Funderburk, is the
United Nations, "the majority of whose 166 member states are socialist,
atheist, and anti-American."
Funderburk served as ambassador in Bucharest from 1981 to 1985, when
he resigned in frustration over U.S. support of the oppressive regime
of the late Rumanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu.
October 30, 1991: -- President Gorbachev at the Middle East Peace Talks in Madrid states:
"We are beginning to see
practical support. And this is a very significant sign of the movement
towards a new era, a new age... We see both in our country and
elsewhere... ghosts of the old thinking... When we rid ourselves of
their presence, we will be better able to move toward a new world
order... relying on the relevant mechanisms of the United Nations."
Elsewhere, in Alexandria, Virginia, Elena Lenskaya, Counsellor to
the Minister of Education of Russia, delivers the keynote address for a
program titled, Education for a New World Order.
1992 -- The Twilight of Sovereignty by CFR member (and former Citicorp Chairman) Walter Wriston is published, in which he claims:
"A truly global economy will require ... compromises of national sovereignty... There is no escaping the system."
1992 -- The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Earth Summit
takes place in Rio de Janeiro this year, headed by Conference
Secretary-General Maurice Strong. The main products of this summit are
the Biodiversity Treaty and Agenda 21, which the U.S. hesitates to sign
because of opposition at home due to the threat to sovereignty and
economics. The summit says the first world's wealth must be transferred
to the third world.
July 20, 1992 -- Time magazine publishes The Birth of the Global Nation by Strobe Talbott, Rhodes Scholar, roommate of Bill Clinton at Oxford University, CFR Director, and Trilateralist, in which he writes:
"All countries are
basically social arrangements... No matter how permanent or even sacred
they may seem at any one time, in fact they are all artificial and
temporary... Perhaps national sovereignty wasn't such a great idea
after all... But it has taken the events in our own wondrous and
terrible century to clinch the case for world government."
As an editor of Time, Talbott defended Clinton during his
presidential campaign. He was appointed by President Clinton as the
number two person at the State Department behind Secretary of State
Warren Christopher, former Trilateralist and former CFR Vice-Chairman
and Director. Talbott was confirmed by about two-thirds of the U.S.
Senate despite his statement about the unimportance of national
September 29, 1992 -- At a town hall meeting in Los Angeles, Trilateralist and former CFR president Winston Lord delivers a speech titled Changing Our Ways: America and the New World, in which he remarks:
"To a certain extent, we
are going to have to yield some of our sovereignty, which will be
controversial at home... [Under] the North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA)... some Americans are going to be hurt as low-wage
jobs are taken away."
Lord became an Assistant Secretary of State in the Clinton administration.
1992 -- President Bush addressing the General Assembly of the U.N said:
"It is the sacred
principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to which the
American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance."
Winter, 1992-93 -- The CFR's Foreign Affairs publishes Empowering the United Nations by U.N. Secretary General Boutros-Boutros Ghali, who asserts:
"It is undeniable that the
centuries-old doctrine of absolute and exclusive sovereignty no longer
stands... Underlying the rights of the individual and the rights of
peoples is a dimension of universal sovereignty that resides in all
humanity... It is a sense that increasingly finds expression in the
gradual expansion of international law... In this setting the
significance of the United Nations should be evident and accepted."
1993 -- Strobe Talbott receives the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award for his 1992 Time article, The Birth of the Global Nation
and in appreciation for what he has done "for the cause of global
governance." President Clinton writes a letter of congratulation which
"Norman Cousins worked for
world peace and world government.... Strobe Talbott's lifetime
achievements as a voice for global harmony have earned him this
recognition... He will be a worthy recipient of the Norman Cousins
Global Governance Award. Best wishes... for future success."
Not only does President Clinton use the specific term, "world
government," but he also expressly wishes the WFA "future success" in
pursuing world federal government. Talbott proudly accepts the award,
but says the WFA should have given it to the other nominee, Mikhail
July 18, 1993 -- CFR member and Trilateralist Henry Kissinger writes in the Los Angeles Times concerning NAFTA:
"What Congress will have
before it is not a conventional trade agreement but the architecture of
a new international system... a first step toward a new world order."
August 23, 1993 -- Christopher Hitchens, Socialist friend of Bill Clinton when he was at Oxford University, says in a C-SPAN interview:
"... it is, of course the case that there is a ruling class in this country, and that it has allies internationally."
October 30, 1993 -- Washington Post ombudsman Richard Harwood does an op-ed piece about the role of the CFR's media members:
"Their membership is an
acknowledgment of their ascension into the American ruling class
[where] they do not merely analyze and interpret foreign policy for the
United States; they help make it."
January/February, 1994 -- The CFR's Foreign Affairs
prints an opening article by CFR Senior Fellow Michael Clough in which
he writes that the "Wise Men" (e.g. Paul Nitze, Dean Acheson, George
Kennan, and John J. McCloy) have:
"assiduously guarded it
[American foreign policy] for the past 50 years... They ascended to
power during World War II... This was as it should be. National
security and the national interest, they argued must transcend the
special interests and passions of the people who make up America... How
was this small band of Atlantic-minded internationalists able to
triumph ... Eastern internationalists were able to shape and staff the
burgeoning foreign policy institutions... As long as the Cold War
endured and nuclear Armageddon seemed only a missile away, the public
was willing to tolerate such an undemocratic foreign policy making
1994 -- In the Human Development Report, published by the UN Development Program, there was a section called "Global Governance For the 21st Century".
The administrator for this program was appointed by Bill Clinton. His
name is James Gustave Speth. The opening sentence of the report said:
"Mankind's problems can no
longer be solved by national government. What is needed is a World
Government. This can best be achieved by strengthening the United
1995 -- The State of the World Forum took place in the fall
of this year, sponsored by the Gorbachev Foundation located at the
Presidio in San Francisco. Foundation President Jim Garrison chairs the
meeting of who's-whos from around the world including Margaret
Thatcher, Maurice Strong, George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and others.
Conversation centers around the oneness of mankind and the coming
global government. However, the term "global governance" is now used in
place of "new world order" since the latter has become a political
liability, being a lightning rod for opponents of global government.
1996 -- The United Nations 420-page report Our Global Neighborhood is published. It outlines a plan for "global governance," calling for an international Conference on Global Governance in 1998 for the purpose of submitting to the world the necessary treaties and agreements for ratification by the year 2000.