The author of this book was a regular soldier who served with distinction in the South African War and in the First World War. When he retired from the Army due to wounds received on active service, he settled down in an English country village and began to study politics and economics. He wanted to know
-Why honest Tommy Atkins had been compelled to fight peaceful Boer farmers and enable an International Diamond Syndicate to gain control of the South African mines?
—Why ten million men should have been slaughtered in the First World War (described as “a war to end wars”) when the subsequent Peace Treaty so obviously sowed the seeds for a second and more terrible conflict?
—Why the Banks of the world create money lavishly out of nothing to finance these wars and yet for peace, credit is immediately restricted?
—Why when the Second World War came “to defend the rights of small nations” these small nations were sold by their allies into a slavery worse than death?
Soon he came to realise what Disraeli had shown in one of his novels —”that the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”
In the early stages of his investigation he was bewildered and worried that great men whom he admired would make perhaps one brief reference continued on back to the “personages behind the scenes” and then forever hold their peace.
For nearly twenty years, Lt.-Col. Creagh Scott has been following up clues left by prominent men, for he has become convinced, as was Field-Marshall Smuts, that “there is some hidden pressure behind all the worries of Europe, Asia and America.”
The results of this investigation are given here in simple language so that the man in the street may come to his own conclusions.
Lest anyone should think that the title of the book suggests the realm of fiction let them ponder the words of the statesman Disraeli :—”Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.”
The author shows how the hidden hand controls the governments of both Capitalist and Communist countries.
“Jock” Creagh Scott was one of the founding members of our journal Candour, and the League of Empire Loyalists. Originally published in 1954, this is our 2017 fully authorised fifth edition.
112 pages. Hardback. [Also available in paperback]
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