Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Carroll Quigley speaks

Carroll Quigley's 'Tragedy and Hope' is one of the most important history books of the 20th Century, although it has remained something of a 'cult classic' due to the way it was effectively buried for many years by the actions of its publisher. It focuses attention on the incredibly influencial Round Table groups, which grew out of Cecil Rhodes' dream of a federation of the English-speaking world (if not the whole world), and through such men as Lord Milner shaped the course of history before during and after the two World Wars. Anyone wishing to understand the last 100 years would do well to read this book.

Although the sound is rather poor, the rarity of interviews with Dr Quigley make it worth a listen. The clip above is Part 3. Here is Part 1, Part 2, Part 4 and Part 5. At a couple of points, another voice cuts in - I don't know who this is.

'Tragedy and Hope' remains difficult to get hold of, but you can find a pdf of the book here.

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