Average Customer Review: ***** Number of Reviews: 1
[email protected] from Beachwood Ohio , May 17, 1998
A Blacklisted Classic!
It's not at all surprising that this urbane and encyclopedic decimation of Jewish power and pretense has been (for the most part successfully) marked for murder by the American publishing industry. Were Doug Reed's "Controversy" to find its way into the hands of too many thinking people, there would be at least a glimmer of hope for a restoration of Anglo-Saxon power both here and abroad. Let's be blunt: Amazon.com's "review guidelines" probably contain some empurpled fine print, courtesy of their friendly local ADL, to the effect: "Never praise Douglas Reed." So I don't expect this to see print. But in the odd event that one of their proofers was dozing over her "New Republic" and flavored Starbucks as this one flew by (is sarcasm permitted?), let's devote a few words of praise to a much-maligned and underappreciated book. Reed's main subject? The anthropological origins, political and economic goals, and real-life tactics of the Ashkenazi and Zionist "Jews" from the Old Testament era to the mid-1950s. His basic thesis: that this "certain people's" bloodline runs not to the Holy Land of OT times but to the 10th century Khazar empire, and that they've merely applied the redoubtable Khazar warrior acumen to the 20th century's marketplace and political arena to get what they want. Very touchy subjects, these, some of which are currently rising Phoenix-like in the Jewish establishment as "new" controversies, i.e., the (Jewish-produced) documentary on their possible Khazar origins that PBS plans to cautiously float this year. Not to mention the century-old internecine struggle for internal control between the Eastern and Western Jews, the Zionists and assimilationists, the secular and religious "Jews" (those darn quotation marks again). I think we will find, after much bloody debate and maybe more palpable events inside and out of the Jewish people and their state, that Reed was eerily prophetic and mostly right about Zionist motives, Jewish identity, and the consequences on the world stage as the true nature of both is slowly revealed. Reed's writing style is much like (his contemporary) Waugh's: elegant, acidic, detached. But as a foreign correspondent for the London Sunday "Times" during WWII and its spawning of the "Jewish" state, he was anything but a detached observer of these tectonic events. The truly open-minded will at least read and attempt to refute Reed rather than smear him. Few books this provocative are as thoroughly-documented or as intelligent as "Controversy", and the powers-that-be know it. This book remains in print, but will become progressively harder to find as the ADL and the New York publishers continue to tighten the censorship screws. This is not a book for the tame or weak-minded. Is it for you?
The Author: In Europe during the years immediately before and after World War II the name of Douglas Reed was on everyone's lips; his books were being sold by scores of thousand, and he was known with intimate familiarity throughout the English-speaking world by a vast army of readers and admirers. Former London Times correspondent in Central Europe, he had won great fame with books like Insanity Fair, Disgrace Abounding, Lest We Regret, Somewhere South of Suez, Far and Wide and several others, each amplifying a hundredfold the scope available to him as one of the world's leading foreign correspondents.|
The disappearance into almost total oblivion of Douglas Reed and all his works was a change that could not have been wrought by time alone; indeed, the correctness of his interpretation of the unfolding history of the times found some confirmation in what happened to him at the height of his powers.
After 1951, with the publication of Far and Wide, in which he set the history of the United States of America into the context of all he had learned in Europe of the politics of the world, Reed found himself banished from the bookstands, all publishers' doors closed to him, and those books already published liable to be withdrawn from library shelves and "lost", never to be replaced.