- NOTE: Carroll Quigley taught a course in foreign-service to former President Bill Clinton when he was a freshman at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Bill Clinton credited Professor Quigley as an important influence on his aspirations and political philosophy
When President George Bush Sr. started using the term New World Order during his administration, one was led to believe that he or one of his advisors made up the term. “In August of 1989, President Bush (Sr.) took his national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, for a ride on the presidential speed boat, Fidelity, in Kennebunkport, Maine. Four hours later, the president came ashore with a ringing slogan that Scowcroft had offered: The New World Order. Ever since, the goal of a new world order has been the theme of Bush’s foreign policy pronouncements.”--L.A. Times, Feb 24, 1991
The New World Order has actually been used for generations by individuals seeking a one-world socialist rule as detailed in the following quotes:
1863: “The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from its profits or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class. While on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages … will bear its burden without complaint, and perhaps without suspecting that the system is inimical to their best interests.”—Rothschild Brothers of London communiqué to associates in New York, June 25, 1863
1915: Columbia University President, Nicholas Murray Butler (on the executive committee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), delivered the address, “A New World Order is Being Born” to the Union League of Philadelphia in which he stated: “The Old World order changed when this war storm broke—the Old World order died with the setting of the day’s sun and a New World Order is being born while I speak.”
1916: President Woodrow Wilson proposes at the League of Nations in a speech before the league to enforce peace, the world needed to prevent the recurrence of a similar war through a world government.
1918: Charles R. Van Hise, president University of Wisconsin, delivers an address to the Wisconsin State Convention of The League to Enforce Peace. The title of the address is “The Foundation of a New World Order” in which he says: “The world has become one body, and no great member of it can proceed independently of the other members. They must act together; and this is possible only through formal treaty covenants.”
1919: The January edition of International Conciliation (connected with the Carnegie organization) focuses upon a “League of Nations.” A cover letter sent, with this edition of the journal, begins with these words: “The peace conference has assembled. It will make the most momentous decisions in history, and upon these decisions will rest the stability of the new world order and the future peace of the world.”
1919: A book entitled The New World Order by Samuel Zane Batten is published by the American Baptist Publication Society. In this book, Batten declares, “The old order passes from view, the new world rises upon our vision….We have vindicated the right of social control….There must be developed a national spirit of service….Society must break the stranglehold of capitalism….The natural resources of the nation must be socialized….The state must socialize every group….Men must learn to have a world patriotism. World patriotism must be a faith…. There is no more justice for the claim of absolute sovereignty on the part of a nation than on the part of an individual….The only alternative is World Federation….with a world parliament, and international court, and an international police force….Men must have an international mind before there can be a world federation.”
1920: A book entitled The New World Order (International Organization, International Law, International Cooperation) by Frederick Charles Hicks (law librarian of Columbia University), Doubleday 1920, suggests that among the most powerful few of the Great Powers, the example must be set to “cooperate, here and there, piece by piece, in limiting the exercise of their sovereign rights.”
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.”
1927: The Christian Science Monitor (August 8) quoted from an address to the World Federation of Education Associations (WFEA) by Dr. Augustus Thomas (commissioner of education for Maine) at their Toronto congress: “If there are those who think we are to jump immediately into a new world order, actuated by complete understanding and brotherly love, they are doomed to disappointment.” He says the world must go through a long process of education “…until the cobwebs of the old order are brushed out of the minds of the people of all lands.”
1928: A book entitled The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution by socialist H. G. Wells is published. He declares that “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….”
1931: Historian Arnold Toynbee delivers a speech to the Institute for the Study of International Affairs at Copenhagen in which he says, “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 our hands, because to impugn the sovereignty of the local nation states of the world is still a heresy for which a statesman or publicist can perhaps not quite be burned at the stake but certainly be ostracized or discredited.”--International Affairs (journal of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, i.e. the British version of the Council on Foreign Relations) Nov. 1931, The Trend of International Affairs Since the War
1932: The following new books were published, urging a New 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 “Nationality must rank below the claims of mankind as a whole.”
1934: Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells states: “The organization of this that I call the Open Conspiracy….which will ultimately supply teaching, coercive and directive public services to the whole world, is the immediate task before all rationale people…A planned world-state is appearing at a thousand points….Plans for political synthesis seem to grow bolder and more extensive….There must be a common faith and law for mankind….The main battle is an educational battle.”
1939: In The New World Order by H.G. Wells, he claims: “It is the system of nationalist individualism that has to go…We are living in the end of the sovereign states….In the great struggle to evoke a Westernized World Socialism, contemporary governments may vanish…. Countless people …will hate the new world order…. and will die protesting against it.”
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.
1940: A book World Order (Civitas Dei) by Lionel Curtis is published, and this 985-page volume will be called the foundation of all thought on the design of a New World Order. It examines human society and concludes that a working system must mean the organization of all human society into one commonwealth.
1940: In the Congressional Record an article entitled “A New World Order,” John G. Alexander calls for a world federation.
1942: In the Philadelphia Inquirer (June 18), reporter William Murphy, Jr. wrote, “Under secretary of State, Sumner Welles called for the early creation of an international organization….the setting up of a new world order on a permanent basis.”
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.”
1945: The United Nations Charter becomes effective. Also, on October 24, Sen. 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 force.
1948: The CFR’s Foreign Affairs publishes A New World Takes Shape by Sir Harold Butler in which he asks: “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.”
1948: UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy by Fabian Socialist Sir Julian Huxley is published and he proclaims that UNESCO “…in its education program it can stress the ultimate need for world political unity and familiarize all peoples with the implications of the transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations to a world organization …”
1949: United Nations World magazine publishes an article by Ambassador Warren Austin, chief of the U.S. Mission to the UN, in which he pronounces that “…World government could not be accepted without radical change of national outlook….It will take a long time to prepare peoples and governments of most nations for acceptance of and participation in a world government….If we expect this future world government to be created by agreement and not by force or conquest, we will have to be willing to work patiently until peoples or governments are ready for it….”
1949: Towards World Understanding, Vol. V, is published by UNESCO, and in this volume, one reads: “As long as the child breathes the poisoned air of nationalism, education in world-mindedness can produce only rather precarious results….For the moment, it is sufficient to note that it is most frequently in the family that the children are infected with nationalism by hearing what is national extolled and what is foreign disparaged….The activity of the school cannot bring about the desired result unless, repudiating every form of nationalism…”
1949: The New World Order by communist Scott Nearing is published, in which he projects that “the one world of technology must become one world also economically and politically….Such objectives will be achieved most easily through a science of social engineering.”
1951: On July 24, the Chicago Tribune publishes a front page news article titled “Global Flag Gen. Ike’s Aim, Says Senator,” which begins with the words: “Gen. Eisenhower is working for an allied army under a single flag, uniform, and command to defend Western Europe, senators reported today on their return from an overseas inspection trip.”
1951: On July 31, the Chicago Tribune publishes an article, “OWI [office of war information] Propaganda machine Linked to Rhodes [Rhodes scholars] Men” stating: “Those who absorbed the Elmer Davis (Rhodes scholar and head of OWI), Office of War Information training have pushed the British concept of policing the world with American soldiers and economic aid and have fought for a world federation under which the United States would surrender its sovereignty.” About 40 years later, American soldiers will be stationed in many nations around the world as part of U.N. peacekeeping missions.
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.
1953: The Impact of Science on Society by Fabian Socialist Bertrand Russell is published in which he declares: “I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology….Various results will soon be arrived at that the influence of home is obstructive… although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen….Educational propaganda, with government help, could achieve this result in a generation. There are, however, two powerful forces opposed to such a policy: one is religion; the other is nationalism….A scientific world society cannot be stable unless there is a world government.”
1958: In the Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (historian 1917-2007) book The Coming of the New Deal, he quotes Machiavelli at the front of the book saying, “There is nothing …more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.” And at the end of the book, he quotes Fabian Socialist H.G. Wells describing President Franklin D. Roosevelt as “the most effective transmitting instrument possible for the coming of the new world order….He is continuously revolutionary in the new way without ever provoking a stark revolutionary crisis.”
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 and legislature.
1959: The West in Crisis by James Warburg is published, in which he proclaims that “… a world order without world law is an anachronism….A world which fails to establish the rule of law over the nation-states cannot long continue to exist. We are living in a perilous period of transition from the era of the fully sovereign nation-state to the era of world government.” James Warburg is a CFR member and founder of United World Federalists and is also the son of Paul Warburg, an architect of the Federal Reserve.
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.”
1960: The United States in the World Arena by Walt Rostow (CFR) is published, and he declares: “It is a legitimate American objective to see removed from all nations—including the United States—the right to use substantial military force to pursue their own interest. Since this residual right is the root of national sovereignty and the basis for the existence of an international arena of power, it is, therefore, an American interest to see an end to nationhood as it had been historically defined.”
1961: In September, the U.S. State Department document 7277 titled, “Freedom from War: The U.S. Program for General and Complete disarmament in a Peaceful World” is published.
President Kennedy delivers this to the U.N. on Sept 25. This document provides that the United States will disarm along with other countries so that the U.N. becomes the unchallengeable world power….disarmament “would proceed to a point where no state would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened UN Peace Force.” This transition is still happening today.
1962: On March 10, State Department Study Memorandum No. 7 “A World Effectively Controlled by the United Nations,” written by CFR member Lincoln Bloomfield, in which he states: “A world effectively controlled by the United Nations is one in which world government would come about through the establishment of supranational institutions, characterized by mandatory universal membership and some ability to employ physical force….[But] if the communist dynamic was greatly abated, the West might lose whatever incentive it has for world government” It looks as if now the “communist menace” has been replaced by the “terrorist menace.” And of course they can switch back to the communist menace or any other kind of menace whenever they want to.
1962: A lecture given by CFR member Nelson Rockefeller at Harvard University in which he says that there is “…a new and free order struggling to be born….[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…sooner perhaps than we may realize….there will evolve the bases for a federal structure of the free world.”
1967: On March 26, Pope Paul VI writes “Populorum Progressio” and states: “Who can fail to see the need and importance of thus gradually coming to the establishment of a world authority capable of taking effective action on the juridical and political planes? Delegates to international organizations, public officials, gentlemen of the press, teachers and educators—all of you must realize that you have your part to play in the construction of a new world order.”
1967: Richard Nixon writing in The CFR periodical Foreign Affairs Oct. 1967 “…and to evolve regional approaches to development needs and to the evolution of a new world order.”
1968: “The Subtle and Leisurely Penetration,” a reference report from the George Mason School of Correspondence, is published by Education Information, Inc., of Sacramento, CA. It mentions that the 32 Americans to be Rhodes Scholars this year have been selected, and then states: “The stated objectives of Cecil John Rhodes and his friend, Sir Andrew Carnegie, included the reduction of the United States to a colony of the New World Order.”
1968: In October, in this edition of the CFR’s Foreign Affairs is an article, “Asia After Vietnam,” by Richard Nixon (CFR member 1961-1965), in which he writes of nations’ disposition “to evolve regional approaches to development needs and to the evolution of a new world order.”
1968: Gov. Nelson Rockefeller from Deseret News July 26, 1968, Salt Lake City, Utah, page 2A: “New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller says 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.”
1970: Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era by Zbigniew Brzezinski is published. He is a CFR member who will become the first director of the Trilateral Commission and President Jimmy Carter’s (39th President of the United States) national security advisor. In this book he states: “Marxism represents a further vital and creative stage in the maturing of man’s universal vision. Marxism is simultaneously a victory of the external, active man over the inner, passive man and a victory of reason over belief….Human beings become increasingly manipulable [sic] and malleable…Today we are again witnessing the emergence of transnational elites….whose ties cut across national boundaries….The nation-state is gradually yielding its sovereignty….Further progress will require greater American sacrifices. More intensive efforts to shape a new world monetary structure will have to be undertaken.”
1971: Richard Nixon (CFR) quoted by James Reston (CFR) in Boston Herald Traveler on May 21…“Aside from politics, Nixon would obviously like to preside over the creation of a new world order…”
1972: President Nixon’s speech given in Peking from UPI 2-25-72 “…and the hope that each of us has to build a new world order…”
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 super-national authority.”
1973: On August 10, the New York Times publishes “From a China Traveler” by David Rockefeller, who writes about Communist China: “One is impressed immediately by the sense of national harmony….There is a very real and pervasive dedication to chairman Mao and Maoist principles. Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community purpose. General social and economic progress is no less impressive….The enormous social advances of China have benefited greatly from the singleness of ideology and purpose…. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in history.”
1974: Richard N. Gardner writing in Foreign Affairs (CFR) April 1974 article entitled “The Hard Road to World Order”: “In short, the “house of world order: will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great “booming, buzzing confusion,”…but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.”
1975: James Reston Sunday Herald Advertiser, Boston Aug. 3, 1975 “…the spirit of Glassboro under President Johnson [Lyndon Johnson 36th President of the United States] was that the big powers should forget the past and work together for a new world order…”
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: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: The Freeman Digest, on Jan. 1979, will publish an interview with Joseph Slater, president of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, in which he will respond to the question about “the new world order” as follows: “Whatever system is constructed, many people feel that the new global community will be monolithic; that is why the words “new world order” tend to connote a sort of 1984 Orwellian kind of notion where there is some master system….”
1977: The Third Try at World Order by Harlan Cleveland, CFR member is published. He calls for “changing Americans’ attitudes and institutions”; for “complete disarmament (except for international soldiers)”; for “fairer distribution of worldly goods through a new International Economic Order”; and for “international standard for individual entitlement to food, health and education.”
1977: In July, the Atlantic Monthly publishes “The Trilateral Connection” by former Washington Post columnist Jeremiah Novak, in which he states: “For the third time in this century, a group of American scholars, businessmen and government officials is planning to fashion a New World Order.”
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.”
1979: Regarding Fidel Castro, Associated Press, Oct. 12, 1979, at the United Nations, writes: “Fidel Castro finger waving in the air and angry fist thumping the lectern, demanded a “new world order” and dressed down the United States today for “aggressive” and “exploitative” policies around the world.”
1982: “Just as there must come a new world economic order, there must come a new world communication order…. It will take time, but it must come.” Christian Century, April 14, 1982 page 442, by William F. Fore.
1986: Regarding the establishment, of which George Bush Sr. was a member, a book was written about some of its leaders and was titled The Wise Men (1986). It was co-authored by Rhodes Scholar, CFR member and a Time editor Walter Isaacson, who described how six leaders who “shaped a new world order,” were internationalists, and had a “common outlook.” One of them, Chip Bohlen, was quoted as saying about socialism: “Maybe that is the road we ought to go down.” Also in the book one reads that Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. in 1965 wrote: “The New York financial and legal community was the heart of the American establishment…its front organizations, the Rockefeller, Ford and Carnegie foundations and the Council on Foreign Relations.”
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: George Bush Sr. would run for the presidency of the United States in 1988, and on Feb. 10, the Washington Post quoted David Rockefeller as remarking that “he’s [Bush] one of us. If he were president, he would be in a better position than anyone else to pull together the people in the country who believe that we are in fact living in one world and have to act that way.”
1988: Regarding Mikhail Gorbachev’s speaking at the UN, the Boston Globe, Dec. 8, 1988: “… he called for a “new world order” founded not on force but on dialogue …”
1989: President George Bush Sr. gave the commencement address at Texas A&M University on May 12, in he which he stated: “Ultimately, our objective is to welcome the Soviet Union back into the world order….Perhaps the world order of the future will truly be a family of nations.”--Arizona Daily Star
1990: Mikhail Gorbachev (President of the Soviet Union 1988-1991) was quoted in the Washington Post on Feb. 25, 1990: “… a new world order is taking shape so fast that governments as well as private citizens find it difficult just to absorb the gallop of events…..”
1990: Mikhail Gorbachev speaking at Stanford University and quoted by Sentinel Wire Services on June 5: “Saying the world should not debate who won the Cold War, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev called [on] Monday for the United states and Soviet Union to be partners in building “a new world order….“Tolerance is the alpha and omega of a new world order…”
1991: On May 18, the Valley Times, Pleasanton, CA, an article entitled “Shevardnadze Touts U.N.,” staff writer Jeanie R. Wakeland writes about a speech in San Francisco sponsored by the World Affairs Council: “Shevardnadze said the United Nations cannot do anything if its decisions aren’t carried out by all members. Nations can be made to feel they ‘lose’ if they go against a U.N. position, Shevardnadze said. If we can rely on the [U.N.] position, we can build on this for a new world order.”
1991: Associated Press, June 6, Oslo, Norway: “Mikhail Gorbachev said yesterday in his Nobel Peace lecture that Western failure to heed his call for economic aid could dash hopes for a peaceful new world order….‘To me, it is self-evident that if Soviet perestroika succeeds, there will be a real chance of building a new world order.’”
1990-1991: The following is a selection of President George Bush Sr. quotes on a New World Order and the United Nations: “Time and again in this century, the political map of the world was transformed. And in each instance, a new world order came about through the advent of a new tyrant or the outbreak of a bloody global war, or its end.” Feb. 28, 1990 (This quote is six months before Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in August)“Out of these troubled times our fifth objective—a new world order—can emerge…We are now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders.” Sept. 11, 1990
President Bush delivers an address to Congress titled “Toward a New World Order,” regarding the crisis in the Persian Gulf after Iraq invaded Kuwait in August. “I think what’s at stake here is the new world order….a reinvigorated United Nations.” He will follow this with an October 1 address to the U.N., in which he will speak of the “collective strength of the world community expressed by the U.N….a historic movement towards a new world order.” Jan. 7, 1991
“(The Gulf crisis) has to do with a new world order. And that world order is only going to be enhanced if this newly activated peacekeeping function of the United Nations proves to be effective.” Jan. 9, 1991
“When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN’s founders.” Jan. 16, 1991
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.”
1991: A quote from an invitation sent to Republican contributors throughout the United States stated: “Now, our President [Bush Sr.] faces greater tasks. And he must have help from like-minded men and women in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate who can help him establish the New World Order he seeks.”
1992: “An alternative [New World Order] between capitalism and communism is in the offing.”--Mikhail Gorbachev, Time magazine, May 25, 1992, “A Chat with the Gorbachevs,”
1992: On July 20, Time magazine published “The Birth of the Global Nation” by Strobe Talbott (Rhodes scholar roommate of Bill Clinton at Oxford University, CFR director, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace board of directors member, and Trilateralist from a wealthy Ohio investment banking family), 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.”
1992: On August 26, the New York Times publishes “The World Needs an Army on Call” by U.S. Sen. David Boren (Rhodes Scholar 1963, CFR member, and member of “Skull and Bones”) in which he states: “In the aftermath of World War II, President Truman wanted to empower the United Nations to create a new world order….Richard Gardner proposes that forty to fifty member nations contribute to a rapid-deployment force of one hundred thousand volunteers that could train under common leadership….It is time for us to create such a force…. The existence of such a force would go a long way toward making the “new world order” more than just a slogan.”
1993: January 13 confirmation hearings are held for CFR member Warren Christopher’s nomination to be Secretary of State. He and Sen. Joseph Biden discuss the possibility of NATO becoming a peacekeeping surrogate for the U.N. “to foster the creation of a new world order.” This happened in Bosnia.
1993: On April 2, Gen. Colin Powell receives the United Nations Association-USA’s Global Leadership Award, and he remarks: “The United Nations will spearhead our efforts to manage the new conflicts (that afflict our world)….Yes the principles of the United Nations Charter are worth our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
1993: On May 4, new CFR president Leslie Gelb (former New York Times editor) says 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….”
1993: In case there is any doubt about whether President Clinton (CFR) supports world government, on this date he signs a letter to the World Federalist Association congratulating Strobe Talbott (CFR) on receiving (June 24) the WFA’s first “Norman Cousins Global Governance Award.” The WFA is a leading force for world federal government. Clinton’s letter states: “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.”
1993: On July 18, CFR member and Trilateralist Henry Kissinger (56th Secretary of State 1973-1977) 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.”
1993: On Sept. 9, concerning whether U.S. troops should remain in Somalia as part of a U.N. operation, Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that a pullout would be “devastating to our hopes for the new world order and our ability to participate in multinational organizations to deal with problems like this.”
1993: W. Scott Thompson (Rhodes Scholar 1963-66) writes “Conflict and Conflict Resolution: On to the Twenty-First Century” for the federal United Stated Institute of Peace, of which he is a board member appointed by President Reagan in 1986. In this article, Thompson writes about “a positive factor: the greater reliance on (and opportunity for) the United Nations to resolve perennial conflicts….In addition to a strengthened U.N., a New World Order requires understandings and divisions of labor among like-minded friends across the globe.”
1994: World Federalist Association publishes The Genius of Federation: Why World Federation Is the Answer to Global Problems, which states: “Let the U.N. establish new agencies such as an International Criminal Court….National sovereignty would be gradually eroded until it is no longer an issue. Eventually a world federation can be formally adopted with little resistance.”
1994: Americans are killed as a result of a “friendly fire” attack while patrolling over in Iraq, and Vice President Al Gore (45th Vice President of the United States (1993–2001), under President Bill Clinton) will refer to them as “those who died in the service of the United Nations.”
1994: President Clinton signs “Presidential Decision Directive 25,” which strengthens the U.N. and describes how American soldiers will serve under foreign commanders. PDD25 will only be released to top administration officials and a few member of Congress, the general public is refused access.
1994: The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, March 1995, quotes Vladimir Zhirinovsky on Nov. 9 at a press conference at the U.N. said, “There has long been a hidden agenda to merge America and Russia under the New World Order.”
1995: Billionaire financier George Soros at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, says the world needs a “new world order,” and he further warns: “I am here to alert you that we are entering a period of world disorder.”
1995: In the CFR’s Foreign Affairs, prominent CFR member Arthur Schlesinger Jr. exclaims: “We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.”
1995: The report, “Our Global Neighborhood,” by The Commission on Global Governance (partly funded by the U.N. Development Program and endorsed by the U.N. Secretary-General) is released, it states: “A new world order must be organized….Global governance is the way we manage global affairs….nations have to accept that in certain fields, sovereignty has to be exercised collectively….We need to accept that there may be circumstances within countries when the security of people is so severely violated that external intervention becomes justified. We propose that the U.N. Charter be amended to permit intervention in such circumstances….We believe that there is a need for a highly trained U.N. Volunteer (military) Force…. Accelerated progress must be made toward demilitarizing the international society… We strongly endorse community initiatives to…encourage the disarming of civilians.”
1996: U.S. Army Specialist Michael New is convicted at a court-martial on a charge of refusing an order to wear a U.N. insignia.
1996: A Reporter’s Life by Walter Cronkite is published, in which he proclaims: “If we are to avoid catastrophe, a system of world order—preferably a system of world government—is mandatory. The proud nations someday will…yield up their precious sovereignty.”
1996: Journalist Joan Veon interviews David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World (1995) and former Ford Foundation project specialist in Manila. In this interview, Korten claims that “the World Trade Organization is creating a world government in which one organization which is totally unelected, wholly secretive….with the power to virtually override and local or national laws if those in any way inconvenience global corporations….It was a terrible shock (to those of us who supported Bill Clinton) when Clinton came in and GATT and NAFTA became the centerpieces of his policy….And in a sense, there was almost a seamless transition from President Bush to President Clinton in that regard….Our democracy has been rendered meaningless by big money. The truth is there are politicians (who) are owned lock, stock and barrel by the big money interests….Our elections create, a facade of choice.”
1996: On “The Charlie Rose Show” on PBS, Mikhail Gorbachev states: “We are part of the Cosmos. Cosmos is my God. Nature is my God….The future society will be a totally new civilization which will synthesize the experience of Socialism and Capitalism.”
1998: The New York Times publishes “The New World Order” by A. M. Rosenthal, in which he writes: “The U.S., its democratic allies and major dictatorships are rapidly building a new world order….The U.S. gets to sell strategic material to China, offering as an extra a visit by the U.S. President to honor the Communist leaders and expand their power and political life span. Religious and political mavericks in the totalitarian partners of the new world order get prison, or death, often both. The press of the democracies gets to write about the growth of order in the new order. Other citizens of the democracies get to say costs of imported goods are down, how nice. Americans and Europeans may come to object for political or moral reasons, or because the new world order may after all cost [them].”
2001: “There is a chance for the President of the United States to use this [9-11] disaster to carry out…a new world order.”—Gary Hart, (U.S. Senator 1975-1987) stated at a televised meeting organized by the CFR in Washington, D.C. Sept 14, 2001.