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Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed. 0972020705 Signed and dated by Sutton, without inscription, upon front free endpaper on May 24th, 2002, shortly before his passing on June 17th, 2002. "Antony Sutton was persecuted but never prosecuted for his research and subsequent publishing of his findings. His mainstream career was shattered by his devotion towards uncovering the truth."-from the website which bears his name. "Provides a peak inside 'The Tomb', the secret society's 146 year old clubhouse and its sanctum sanctorum, the mysterious room 322. Heavily documented, and including many rare reprints of original Order materials, Sutton shows the interlocking power centers and foreign policy initiatives of controlled conflict dominated by Bonesmen."-from dust jacket. xvi, , 317pages. Underlining and marginalia to approximately 25 pages. Drops of soiling to one page otherwise clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A special copy of this fascinating work.
This is a very remarkable book. At times, it is hard to understand, based on the author's editing. At other times, citations seem to go into empty space. For instance, on one page the author cites evidence on another page, presumably containing material from an external source. But it was either the wrong page, or it was a page that referenced the same material. I couldn't determine which.
At any rate, the subject matter is important. Rudolf Steiner talks alot about the relationships between German secret societies and American chapters of those societies, but he never mentions Skull and Bones by name, or Yale. I very long suspected that Skull and Bones was a "the chapter" he was talking about, and of the Illuminati, which he also does not mention by name. I feel more certain now.
One of the most remarkable things I think I ever read about this subject matter is the reprint, in this book, of the article written by people who broke into the "Temple" in 1879. Basically, one night they sawed through a bar on a window, bent it, but then bent it back and put putty on it, in order to come back the next night. On the next night, they went into building and later, into the "sanctum sanctorum."
Now what is remarkable to me is that in their recounting, they find a bloody knife. Sorry a "blood stained knife." Then in the NEXT PARAGRAPH, they pronounce that the Skull in Bones is nothing but a "convivial society" -- just college kids having fun. In the next paragraph! It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and just a little blood on a knife, well, that's just college hijinx. I'm sure the guy with the wound isn't laughing. He probably died trying to tell us what horrible things these people do.
It's also remarkable that people don't interpret the art. For instance, three skulls, one was a king, one a pauper and one a wise man, but which was which? Of course you cannot tell from the skulls. Doesn't anyone realize that this is a materialistic worldview that extinguishes the possibility of an immortal soul? Why doesn't anyone say that this is the satanic idea? The satanic idea is that you have no soul. This artwork was also in this "convivial society."
What I also did not know and learned from this book is how they network. It is true that if you look at the roster of Skull and Bones, you see some important people, but not enough to be scary. (The scary part is the number of SCOTUS's.) How they work is largely through intermarriage, and through influence. (According to Steiner, they get information from seances. But there was no mention of this in the book.)
In all, an important book on an important subject. If you look at how history is unfolding, it is, in my mind, almost a certitude that nothing good comes to you from Skull and Bones. And that bad things do come from them. I believe that history books of the future will tell us what evil things they did.
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