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Old 01-04-2012, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: Ask LBJ, To Rebut Paul

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Originally Posted by Florian View Post
Good article on the contradictions and ambivalence of American liberalism. The connection between centralized banking and financing for war, of course, is much older than the FED (1913). It is as old as the "modern" state ("modern" in the French or European sense, i.e. since the 18th century). See Niall Ferguson, The Cash Nexus, Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000
This is true. Britain practically invented modern finance while bankrolling the European war effort against Bonaparte.

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I don't know how you intended "America's supposed hegemony," but it would make more sense to say "America's supposed empire." The US certainly has military hegemony, what it manifestly doesn't have is an empire.
That's incorrect on its face.
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