October 7, 2012 at 5:07 pm #15837
Would anybody here know the credibility of this author he has some very appealing work I’d thought of buying on what seems to the political and financial elite aiding our enemies by giving them the supplies and money needed to make their war machines. Most notably, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. He’s labeled as a conspiracy theorist, but it seems he was a member of the Hoover Institution, and I think has also written books War on Gold’ and ‘Federal Reserve Conspiracy’.
Wall Street & the Rise of Hitler
Wall Street and FDR
The Best Enemy Money Can Buy
National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet UnionOctober 20, 2012 at 11:31 am #15838woodsParticipant
Sorry, I missed this question. I think Sutton is credible.October 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm #15839
If you read the academic reviews on Jstore for example you don’t see too much appreciation from what I remember when I checked.
But Sutton is incredibly sharp. Try watching to some of his videos on youtube to see what you’re in for. His Wall Street series is pretty good.
His most controversial work which still got acceptance was his work on Western technology and the Soviet Union which Daniel Pipes praised in one of his books on Russia. You can find the Wall Street series online in case you want to read a little of the books before you buy them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_C._SuttonNovember 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm #15840
Good! Sutton is labeled by many a conspiracy theorist and nutjob, but I’ve never seen actual refutation of his work which made me curious. He seems to be hated for stating uncomfortable truths which, made me all the more interested in his work.November 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm #15841
I haven’t read the work he did on the Skull’s & Bones but he did seem to give this group a lot of weight.
Check out the chapter on “Court Historians” in Gary North’s excellent excellent Conspiracy: A Biblical View:
http://www.garynorth.com/freebooks/docs/pdf/conspiracy_a_biblical_view.pdfDecember 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm #15842
Thanks, I’ll get to that one when I’m done with my other readings!
And if it’s ok here is the Wall Street trilogy for anyone to read about these series of books:
FDR and Wall Street:
Wall Street and Hitler
Wall Street and The Bolshevik Revolution
I’ve heard the Wall Street & Hitler book is a good introduction, but rather dated book compare to more recent research done after the Berlin Wall fell. Check out these to get more on Hitler and his business buddies:
Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution has some factual errors unfortunately, but not enough to effect or destroy Sutton’s main thesis. Just be cautious with it. And here is also some Sutton books about aid to the Soviet Union from the years of 1917-1965:
Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1917-1930 (1968)
Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1930-1945 (1971)
Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1945-1965 (1973)
Enjoy everyone! 😀December 19, 2012 at 10:06 am #15843
“Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution has some factual errors unfortunately, but not enough to effect or destroy Sutton’s main thesis. Just be cautious with it.”
What parts are you talking about and where did you read that?December 22, 2012 at 12:03 am #15844
Sutton wrote that Trotsky went through the Finnish-Russian border at Tornea on June 13, 1917. First Tornea is at the Swedish-Finnish border and also not to mention the fact that Finland didn’t exist yet!
He also claims that there was 700,000 Green Army troops in the Civil War, that fought as well. Erm….ok. Not sure where he got that. I’ve never heard of any ‘Greens’ before in the Russian Civil War. Atleast, not as an army he claims they were. All I’ve read on from them was that they were peasants trying to defend their respective homelands not an actual army that became a united into a cohesive national force.
And he also has an view of the Mexican Revolution that I feel is very incorrect. Though for the benefit of the doubt I read again on this revolution again before judging him on it again.
Either way despite, being small thing it does make just a bit wary. If someone can get mistakes like these wrong can we still trust them on the big points. No doubt even the best of historian is going to make a mistake….though……I would be somewhat well read on the Russian Civil War before taking his Bolshevik book as a end all on the subject (though I guess who shouldn’t take any book as a “end all” on any subject anyway!).December 23, 2012 at 3:05 am #15845
Here’s ‘The Best Enemy Money Can Buy’ online as well!:
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