Skip to comments.KEYNES AT HARVARD Economic Deception as a Political Credo
Posted on 04/02/2010 3:06:54 PM PDT by narses
HOW THIS BOOK CAME TO BE WRITTEN By Zygmund Dobbs
In 1957 a Harvard alumni group asked this writer to initiate a study of leftist infiltration at Harvard University. Previous efforts to find a qualified Harvard alumnus for the task had proved unfruitful.
This was a period when America was still in shock over scandals involving traitorous government officials in the service of the Stalinist terror apparatus. Disloyal Ivy leaguers had used the wealth and resources of the United States to undermine their own country. Incredibly, at the same time, they were able to betray over 600 million people into communist hands in countries laid prostrate by World War II. The names of the accused included Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, Lauchlin Currie, Frederick Vanderbilt Field, Nathan Witt, Lee Pressman, John Abt, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. All were Harvard trained and some had been Faculty members.
Even a cursory glance at leftism in Harvard indicated that just to chronicle all socialistic penetrations would require a large staff and years of investigation. It soon became obvious that non-leftist members of the Harvard faculty feared that sanctions would be imposed by the University administration against those who cooperated with anti-communists. Under the covering slogan of academic freedom the leftist host at Harvard evolved a complex of sponge-like barriers to smother attacks and then quietly to quarantine crusaders for individual liberty. Those brave enough to challenge the leftists faced the penalty of being isolated and then gerrymandered out of influential positions. Crafty strategems were devised slowly to nudge resisters out of university life. As one faculty member sardonically put it, they used to ease you outnow they ooze you out.
The direction of our study was set by a Harvard trained economist, the late Professor Olin Glenn Saxon, who spent many years teaching at Yale University. For years he kept warning the American public that economic teachings promulgated as Keynesianism in universities were a focal point of infection spreading the leftist virus into the blood stream of the entire nation.
Possessing the advantage of a twenty-five year background in leftist studies, and with Professor Saxons constant cooperation, I spent two years assembling proof of an interlarded melange that forms the socialistic underworld. Carefully checked evidence disclosed an operating pattern hatched in socialist nerve centers which was then directed into colleges, government bureaus and publishing outlets. Over a period of years this seeding process pervasively indoctrinated the general news media. This confluence of socializing currents shaped most of the debilitating social convulsions of our time. Bedrock evidence proved Professor Saxons thesis to be correct. What was particularly shocking was the depth of the infiltration by the Keynesian-Fabian intriguers. This massive overlapping of deceit and duplicity was carefully shielded by a spurious defense mechanism bearing the label of academic freedom.
The first edition of Keynes at Harvard actually represented many years of intensive probing. Over fifty former communist and socialist leaders were consulted. More than 100,000 published and written items were read. Such accumulated evidence gained from investigating, studying and writing on left-wing matters was necessary to identify the serpentine paths within the collectivist maze. Over-simplified monomanias and one enemy solutions were found to be misleadingly harmful. Most such short cut panaceas suffer from a built-in police state collectivism. Such movements could also be included in the aphorism, scratch a Liberal and find a Fascist.
Intellectual booby-traps and deceptive masks to fool the unwary are standard equipment in the leftist arsenal. In spite of skillful concealment, time and again careful analysis uncovered past communist and socialist activists under the Keynesian label. Keynes at Harvard is actually an introduction to the over-all Fabian socialist process. It is our hope to stimulate others to pursue this cabal in all of its many interlocking manifestations.
Great credit is due to Sister M. Margaret Patricia McCarran for her monumental studies on Fabian socialist permeations in Britain and the United States. Organized attempts to hinder her work by leftists within Catholic circles is a disgraceful example of Fabian leftist pressures to keep vital information from reaching the public. Sister McCarran is a true pioneer in exposing the hidden hand of Fabianism.
There is not space enough to record the vast contribution of Mr. Archibald B. Roosevelt to Keynes at Harvard. He modestly refers to himself as the wheel-horse of the project. Actually, he was the general overseer. Mr. Roosevelt gave generously of his profound knowledge of history and of his expertise in American political processes. He organized the begging campaigns to raise money to finance the study. While left-liberals secure enormous sums from wealthy patrons and foundations, we have always been restricted to an austerity budget. Mr. Roosevelt scrutinized every line of the original work.
We owe a particular debt of gratitude to Arthur Brooks Harlow who volunteered to serve as a one-man public relations task force. He aided tremendously in boosting the sales of the book to 150,000 copies in the face of an almost complete blackout of the major book reviewing media.
Printers page proofs were sent to forty people in business, labor, government and education. Many sent useful suggestions that were incorporated in the final proofs. We are particularly grateful to the late Sterling Morton, who as patron of certain economist groups was particularly crtitcal in appraising many so-called free enterprise economists. He observed that most of them suffered mental paralysis when asked to pierce the Keynesian-leftist smoke-screen. Like Professor Saxon, Mr. Morton felt that only those not imprisoned in academic cocoons could unravel the motives and techniques of Keynesian economics.
We note that John Kenneth Galbraith, the leftist economist at Harvard, was especially aroused by the statement in this book that, Harvard was the launching pad for the Keynesian rocket in America. Galbraith, and his menage in the economics department, should know that this phrase was entirely Professor Saxons, along with the observation that the late Professor Sumner Slichter was the real architect of the policy of planned creeping inflation.
Mention must be made of the great pioneer efforts by the late John T. Flynn in exposing Fabian socialism in America through his great books The Road Ahead to Socialism and The Decline of the American Republic.*
Max Eastman in his amazing book, Reflections On the Failure of Socialism, dramatically summed up fifty years of experience with left-wing movements. We could all benefit by his cogent advice at the very beginning of his book when he stated, Almost everyone who cares earnestly about freedom is aroused against the Communists. But it is not only the Communists, it is in a more subtle way the Socialists who are blocking the efforts of the free world to recover its poise and its once-firm resistance to tyranny.
* John T. Flynn, The Road Ahead to Socialism, Devin-Adair, New York, 1949. The Decline of the American Republic, Devin-Adair, New York, 1955.
Max Eastman, Reflections On the Failure Of Socialism, Devin-Adair, 1955.
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But then again, I may be crazy.
“But then again, I may be crazy.”
Or you may be right. Have a Blessed Easter.
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Marxists hide behind Keynes.
“But then again, I may be crazy. “
Current events say you aren’t.
What he’s talking about is the implementing of the Communist Goals. http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/5/8/133540.shtml
Until commentators (in addition to Beck & El Rushbo) start actually calling Communists/Marxists/Progressives the ENEMY of this nation, those working to destroy our constitutional republic will continue to make progress.
The ENEMY is in our education system, entertainment industry, news industry, all levels of government, both parties .. and the majority of America sleeps while the sands of liberty under their feet slowly erodes away.
Thank you for posting the link to this book. I discovered it this past week-end through an article on American Thinker called Stealing Capitalism. Everyone who’s wondering what happened to America and how did we get to this point of having a socialist/marxist for a president needs to read this book. They will then understand how these Fabian creeps with their communist friends and allies in Britain and Europe sneaked into America and every other western country, and beginning with Harvard, spread their corruption to every corner of academia, the media, government and American culture. They knew it would take time but they believed without question that eventually they would succeed and they have. Reading this book has completely transformed my understanding of the last century and the present. It was written in 1969 but it sounds like it was written in the past year.
After reading it, I began to do some research on various people. One of these was Pierre Trudeau to see how he tied in since he did so much damage to the Canadian economy in the 70s and has allowed so much other change through the establishment of his Bill of Rights. Sure enough he was a student at the London School of Economics (founded by the founders of the Fabian Society) and “adored” the Fabian socialist ideas of Harold Laski.
I also started wondering yesterday about Neville Chamberlain considering how he had allowed Hitler to deceive him. I thought maybe he shared some of the same ideas with him. However this was not the case. But in the course of my research I discovered that his father, Joseph Chamberlain, had had a romantic relationship with a certain lovely young woman who had a great interest in social justice. The woman was Beatice Potter, who with her future husband and friends like George Bernard Shaw, founded the Fabian Society and started the London School of Economics and began the quest to destroy America starting from one of its foremost universities, Harvard. If she had married Joseph C she would have either been Neville’s mother or he would never have been born because she never had children because she felt a family would intervere with all the great work her group was doing destroying freedom. Or perhaps this whole mess would have never got started. However she looked back on Joseph as the “catastrophe” of her life and described her husband whose last name was Webb (how appropriated considering how his deceptive life-work developed!) “in every respect the exact contrary to Chamberlain”.
She was not the author of Peter Rabbit. Her name is spelled Beatrix. However Beatrix, in her later years, spoke several times at the London School of Economics so she was probably infected too.
I have also read this week a booklet called The Revolution Was by Garet Garret written I think in 1938 and now understand what the New Deal was all about and the comparisons to 0’s program is quite stunning!
Please everyone read these and send the links on. The last chapter of Keynes at Harvard is particularly shocking and disgusting!
Thanks for the link.
I have just read several of the titles on this website and it is really chilling as well as eye-opening. This explains so much. You can see a deviousness and evil in so much that the left does but it is difficult to understand exactly what it is that drives them. Now I know. These are truly evil people.
Every day we see examples of new absurdities being foisted on us. We scratch our heads and wonder what it going on. Now we know. This is pyschological warfare being directed at us all the time by these same types of people.
The Fabians always promote each other so as time goes by there are more and more of them in places of power and prominence in society. We have to watch out for this and not just be gullible in giving respect to people who do not deserve it just because they have some degree or high postition.
From now on when I hear people slyly attacking our foundational values, I will know what they are up to and what drives them.
By the way, Soros is not such a mystery anymore.
“But then again, I may be crazy.”
(Adrian Monk mode)
But, you know, you’re not.
It is truly an eye-opener isn’t. Now I am checking bios of just about everyone to see where they lead to.
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