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Nelson, Benjamin, The Idea of Usury: From Tribal Brotherhood to Universal Otherhood (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969).
Fascinating history of Usury, showing how medieval doctrine, based on Aristotle and "natural law" more than Scripture, was overturned by John Calvin and the Protestant Reformation, based not on Scripture, but on a rival formulation of "natural law," thus baptizing the modern world of usury-finance. From Biblical Brotherhood to Secular Otherhood.
Mooney, S.C., Usury: Destroyer of Nations (Warsaw, OH: Theopolis, 1988).
Modern protestant, disagreeing with Calvin, surveys Biblical laws on usury.
North, Gary, Honest Money: Biblical Principles of Money and Banking (Ft. Worth: Dominion Press, 1986).
Very readable survey of our fraudulent monetary/banking system.
Griffin, G. Edward, The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve (Appleton, WI: American Opinion, 1994).
History of the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913. Reads like a detective novel. "The Fed," a private corporation, rules this nation. "The National Debt" is owed to "the Fed." Many might be turned off by the fact that this book is published by the John Birch Society. The Usury-Powers have used the strategy of "divide and conquer" to split those who challenge the status quo into competing camps of "left" and "right." Even Peter Maurin fell into this trap, when he said that the Catholic Worker movement was "not a revolution to the left, it is a revolution to the right."1
Quigley, Carroll, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in our Time (New York: Macmillan, 1966)
In his acceptance speech, Bill Clinton identified Dr. Quigley as "my mentor" at Georgetown University. Quigley describes the establishment of an international Federal Reserve-like system whose far-reaching aim is "nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole." (p. 324). Make no mistake, Quigley is for such a system, as is the Bush-Clinton regime. The book was reviewed by "ultra-right"-winger W. Cleon Skousen, in The Naked Capitalist (1970), the best critique of capitalism unavailable today.
(1) Yes, that's correct: the co-Founder of the Catholic Worker movement considered the movement a "right-wing" movement. Easy Essays (Franciscan Herald Press, 1961, 1977, 1984), pp. 55, 111-114. As he wrote in one "Easy Essay,"
"Going to the left
is going towards
the Industrial Socialism of Stalin.
Going to the right
is going towards
the Rural Communism
of the Franciscan Founders . . . ."
(Ibid., p. 164) The "dominant paradigm" places pacifists and
non-violent anarchists (of the "left" and the "right") in the same
category as violent totalitarian dictators (of the "left" and the
It's a diversion.
Ignore the categories.
Cleansing the Home| | The Ungodliest Man in the World! | | God's Law Concerning Money | | Usury and Unabombers | | What About Borrowing? | | "The Evils of Capitalism" -- Wrong Enemy | | FRACTIONAL RESERVE BANKING AND VIOLENCE | | Getting out of Paper | | A Purified Life | | The Freemen of Montana | | For Further Reading
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