"Toledano uncovers continuities between the Frankfurt School's conspiracy and the rampant cultural terrorism in America." Meanwhile Sandwichman demonstrates more than "continuities" between this poisonous cocktail of plagiarized conspiracy theory and the confessed mass murderer Anders Breivik's professed motives.
A chilling history of Western decline. In his capable hands, the story is dramatic: With the sympathy and support of an international Communist infrastructure, neo-Marxist intellectuals working within the West's own academic institutions produced and injected the intellectual poison that would slowly atrophy the vital organs of Western civilization. Tradition, religion, morality, and the family--all of these were cast as obstacles to progress, bulwarks of an old order that had to be crushed and cleared away. … Cry Havoc illustrates that, while political and military matters dominated the headlines of the Cold War, an equally important battle was being fought for control of the intellectual high ground. The fight began with a surprise attack, and, years later, the casualties are still coming in.
Renew America (adding a few "you may think"s to the press release from the publisher -- the plagiarize and puff poison industry is too intellectually lazy to write their own reviews.)
You may think it "just happened" that today's society is saddled with cultural rot.Because none of them happened. Period. They were made up by right-wing agitators and passed around like candy.
You may think it "just happened" that many kids graduate from high school with atrocious grammar, poor writing skills, and ignorance of American history, or — in some cases — are barely literate.
You may think it "just happened" that so many of today's clean-cut kids enter college only to emerge spewing hatred for America, its traditions and customs.
You may think it "just happened" that the counter-culture of the Sixties was rooted in raw hatred, violence, and destruction.
You may think it "just happened" that today's establishment universities, establishment foundations, and establishment media march to the drummer of "political correctness" that (at the very least) downgrades our Judeo-Christian heritage, while condoning — if not celebrating — same-sex marriage.
None of these things "just happened."
Western Civilization itself has been under a concerted, planned attack for decades. The step-by-step erosion of the values that served so well as the underpinning of America's greatness — or "that shining city on the hill," as Ronald Reagan used to say — did not "just happen." They were planned.
Cry Havoc! is Ralph de Toledano's most ambitious work. Its modest length (254 pages) belies a volume jam-packed with information. One hardly knows where to begin. Anyone seriously absorbing it will end up with a heavily underlined book that connects the dots and timeline of the planned decline of Western Civilization.
Those dots lead ultimately to the Institute of Social Research planted in prestigious Frankfurt University in Germany in the Twenties. The "Frankfurt School," as it was called, was "dedicated to neo-Marxism — contributing to the corrupt miasma of Weimar Germany and the victory of Adolph Hitler's National Socialists."
Ultimately, the "school" moved to America where it was accepted by Columbia University in New York. This was accomplished by John Dewey, the educator credited (or blamed) by many with leading to the corruption of America's education system. Dewey, as Toledano notes, was in league with "a crypto-communist professorial cabal — and a conspiracy and a war so vast and so cunning that it went unnoticed."
A few — unfortunately very few others — have written about the Frankfurt school. Toledano takes one more step toward laying the conspiracy directly on the doorstep of the Comintern. As with Soviet funding of the Communist Party USA, it takes no great leap of imagination to surmise as much. Again, the question lies in "the smoking gun." Toledano makes the case that it is there in writings or words of V.I. Lenin and other original Bolsheviks.
Cry Havoc! traces the Frankfurt school plot to 1922 and to the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow and to Karl Radek — a power in the Politburo — and to other key players in the then-new Bolshevik revolution. Among them was Muenzenberg, who openly boasted, "We will take over the intellectuals. We will make America stink."
Toledano's book is based not only on much original research, but on information the author has pieced together from his own conversations, interviews, and correspondence with presidents (including Herbert Hoover and Ronald Reagan) and other insiders — including the likes of J. Edgar Hoover. Some of the author's sources have witnessed the makings of this global mischief from the inside.
Space here does not enable us to do justice to everything Ralph de Toledano has found.