Treason In America: From Aaron Burr To Averell Harriman

Executive Intelligence Review
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  The Oligarchy that usurped power in the USA, against America's revolutionary heritage, that has now destroyed the economy: What is it? Anton Chaitkin's Treason in America is the original, authoritative inquiry into this criminal apparatus, the British Empire and its arms in Wall Street, Boston and the South.
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     Historian and investigative journalist Anton Chaitkin has worked in politics with Lyndon LaRouche since 1966.  Author of hundreds of "scoops" on economic and political history, Chaitkin is History Editor for Executive Intelligence Review.

     His 1985 book on American political history -- Treason in America: from Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman -- documented from "blue-blood" family archives
the takeover of U.S. policymaking by agents and allies of the British empire. 
This classic with 100,000 copies sold, long out of print, has just been issued in a flowing text edition.

     Chaitkin's father, a New York attorney, fought in the courts to break up the Wall Street and London sponsorship of Adolf Hitler's dictatorship in Germany. Many of the lawsuits were against international Nazi interests managed by Prescott Bush, father and grandfather of the two Bush Presidents. 

     Anton Chaitkin co-authored George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography. The only serious biography of Bush, Sr., it helped defeat Bush's 1992 re-election attempt.

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Executive Intelligence Review
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Sep 7, 2015
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From the Author’s Foreword, 1987

     During the course of the past nearly twenty years, I have become perhaps the most controversial among the influential international figures of this decade. 

     Unlike all of the other leading candidates for the U.S. presidency since 1945, I am an influential original thinker. This is not to suggest that such prospective candidates as Vice President George Bush and Senator Robert Dole are lacking in intelligence or executive abilities. For the past forty years, the successful candidates for the presidency have been persons who, in the customary manner of speaking, advanced their political career up to that point, by doing “the right thing at the right time,” saying and doing nothing which will make enemies among important factions of the “establishment.” Bush and Dole, for example have adapted to those rules for success under ordinary conditions. 

     However, this is a crisis; in such crises, what is customarily successful becomes a failure. Our nation has once again entered into a time when only the unusual succeeds, and the usual fails. We have entered into a period of crisis in which only original thinkers are qualified to lead. 

     On paper, our nation is a constitutional democratic republic. In reality, it has not been such a republic for approximately one hundred years, certainly not since the sweeping changes in our form of government introduced during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Most of the time, the policies of government, the selection of most leading candidates for federal office, and the majority of popular opinion, have been regulated by behind-the-scenes committees representing what is called “the establishment.” 

     Under this arrangement, candidates for leading office present themselves, like job applicants for corporate executive appointments, to this “establishment.” The “establishment” either gives such candidates permission to campaign, or “not at this time.” If given such permission, the candidate so “authorized” seeks backing for his or her election by the “establishment,” by proving to the “establishment” that he or she can “sell” the policy which the establishment has decided to push at that time. 

     ... I began to understand this in 1947. ... I wished General Dwight Eisenhower to campaign for the 1948 Democratic nomination. The general replied to me, stating agreement with my policy arguments in support of his candidacy, but informing me his candidacy was not appropriate at that time. There is no doubt that Eisenhower could have won the 1948 nomination and election by a landslide, had the “establishment” permitted him to campaign. …

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