In this explosive new book, the legendary Jim Marrs, author of the underground best seller Rule by Secrecy, reveals the frighteningly real possibility that today the United States is becoming the Fourth Reich, the continuation of an ideology thought to have been vanquished more than a half century ago. This concept may seem absurd to those who cannot see past the rose-colored spin, hype, and disinformation poured out daily by the media conglomerates---most of which are owned by the very same families and corporations that supported the Nazis before World War II. But as Marrs precisely explains, National Socialism never died; rather, its hideous philosophy is alive and active in modern America. Unfortunately, most people cannot understand the shadowy links between fascism and corporate power, the military, and our elected leaders. Although the United States helped defeat the Germans in World War II, we failed to defeat the Nazis. At the end of the war, ranking Nazis, along with their young and fanatical proteges, used the loot of Europe to create corporate front companies in many countries, including the United States of America. Utilizing their stolen wealth, men with Nazi backgrounds and mentalities wormed their way into corporate America, slowly buying up and consolidating companies into giant multinational conglomerates. Many thousands of other Nazis came to the United States under classified programs, such as Project Paperclip. They brought with them miraculous weapons technology that helped win the space race, but they also brought their insidious Nazi philosophy within our borders. This ideology, based on the authoritarian premise that the end justifies the means.
©2008 Jim Marrs; (P)2008 Tantor
Jim Marrs will amaze you with his research and his complex interweaving of the history that you thought you knew.
Often times hard to follow, Jim takes you on a complex march through German History through the second World War, the rise and so called fall of the 3rd Reich and into modern day corporate America making revelations that will astound and stun!
Highly recommend this to anyone who thought they knew what happened after the Second World War and for those who think they know who runs America - Obama should read this!
Great book that uncovers the secret "happenings" in our country. Jim Marrs has been critisized for his work in the past because he asks the questions that people are afraid of the answers too.
If there is a Fourth Reich, Marrs is a tool of it. I got the book hoping for a coherent, interesting, well researched but overly dramatic conspiracy theory. Instead it was incoherent and offered nothing interesting or researched. At one point in the book he calls the Brookings Institute part of the fascists in the American system then at another point he cites the Brookings Institute attacking Bush to support his argument that Bush is a fascist. He argues that Bush is a fascist because the people that worked for him believed in what they were doing. He also argues that Bush was a power monger because he didn't veto bills passed by Congress. In other words, Bush didn't block the laws Congress passed so he was undermining Congressional authority, Marrs argues. This entire book is a pathetic version of the fallacy of the appeal to authority. His "research" is allegations without any facts, only innuendo and quotes of the opinions of other people he calls authorities on subjects. He properly decries the loss of basic logic skills education but then shows he didn't learn basic logic by his repeated use of fallacies in reasoning. At one point he quotes someone as an authority on a Presidential signing statements, but the only source of authority is that she graduated from a law school. No advance law degree or experience in this area of the law needed, he cites her as an authority. Let me spoil the ending, as with all conspiracy theories, if you listen long enough it comes to a hissed whisper "the Jews!" Marrs concludes that everything that is wrong with the world is that we support Israel and the secretive "international financiers" or "international bankers" which is the more politically correct version of Hitler's attacks on "sneaky Jewish Bankers and shyster lawyers." How can Marrs decry fascism yet mimic Hitler's attacks on Jews, banks, capitalism, etc.? To answer that question you should use your credits/money on Ann Coulter's new book Demonic.
@Daniel - whoops! Looks like someone's confusing "Jews" with "Israel" again! One's a loosely-connected ethnic heritage/religious affiliation, one is a nation-state. "International financiers" and "international bankers" are crazy-anti-semitic-speak for Jews, but not usually in Marrs' terminology - in fact, he's often referring to the Rockefellers, Bushes, Farbin company descendants, etc.
The book is well done and well researched (though I might dispute the veracity of some of his sources) as all Marrs' books are. Though one must navigate the material with something of a critical eye (the Prescott Bush/Bush Family stuff is pretty well documented fact, whereas the Nazi superscience must necessarily be a product of rumors and slight documentation), the book tells an important story of the follies of corporate control of government (fascism being, in a sense, hypercapitalism) that's relevant to all free people today (look at today's conservative right/tea party/Wall St. contingent).
I don't feel like my review is fair because I didn't come anywhere near to finishing the book. James Franco's performance did not do it for me. In fact both me and my boyfriend did not make it through the book based on that. Something about it dampened any interest I had in the story. Anyway, if my desire to get this book is ever reinvigorated I'll just be reading it instead of listening.
Should get interesting in the next few years . just don't know who to believe . Even if the Republican get in office they'll still be controlled by the global establishment .
I love fiction (horror especially) and I love historical non-fiction. I deeply love metaphysics and theologically challenging works.
Very interesting study. Right up my alley and I found it a great listen. I believe I'll listen to it many more times.
This book more than met my expectations. The storyline flowed seamlessly across the decades. Even though there was a great deal of information it wad never overwhelming. The barrator kept my attention and his performance and acuity at using appropriate silence should be mentioned. Good job overall.
Report Inappropriate Content