What is the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)?

by Francisco Gil-White

History shows that the policies debated and proposed by the CFR almost always become US foreign policy. And yet, the CFR is supposed to be a private organization. Very little is known about it. And political scientists almost never investigate it. It pays to study the CFR, however, if we wish to understand how power works in the United States, and what ideology the US ruling elite answers to. The CFR was created by the leaders of the eugenics movement.


Table of Contents

Footnotes and Further Reading

[1] Dye, T. R. 1978. Oligarchic Tendencies in National Policy-Making: the Role of the Private Policy-Planning Organizations. The Journal of Politics 40:309-331.

[2] Domhoff, G. W. 1970. The Higher Circles: The Governing Class in America. New York: Random House. (p.113)

[3] Dye (1978:40, fn)

[4] ibid. (p.316)

[5] ibid.

[6] ibid. (pp.314-15)

[7] Domhoff (1970:113-14, 117)

[8] ibid. (p.113)

[9] Dye (1978:317)

[10] Collier, P., and D. Horowitz. 1976. Rockefellers: An American dynasty. New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston. (p.132)

[11] Domhoff (1970:115)

[12] Black, E. 2003. War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows. (pp.266-67)

[13] ibid. (p.35)

[14] Carroll, J. 2001. Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. (pp.238-39)

[15] Black (2003:xv)

[15a] Gil-White, F. J. 2005. The Crux of World History. Volume 1. The Book of Genesis: The birth of the Jewish people. Historical and Investigative Research.

[16] Collier & Horowitz (1976:107-08)

[17] ibid. (pp.107-10)

[17a] See: Black, E. 2003. War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows.

For a summary of how eugenics was institutionalized in the United States, read chapter 7 of:

Gil-White, F. J. 2004. Resurrecting racism: The current attack on black people using phony science. Historical and Investigative Research.

[17b] “The Long Road of Eugenics: From Rockefeller to Roe v. Wade.”;Orthodoxy Today; by Rebecca Messall.

[18] Perrow, C. 1991. A Society of Organizations. Theory and Society20:725-762. (p.741)

[19] ibid. (pp.740-41)

[20] Strike at Homestead Mill; The American Experience – Andrew Carnegie; Public Broadcasting Service.

[21] Collier & Horowitz (1976:107)

[22] Black (2003:31)

[23] ibid. (p.40)

[24] ibid. (p.36)

[25] ibid. (p.31)

[26] Dye (1978:312)

[27] Higham, C. 1995[1983]. Trading with the Enemy: The Nazi-American Money Plot 1933-1949. New York: Barnes & Noble. (p.178)

[28] Black, E. 1984. The transfer agreement: The dramatic story of the pact between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine. New York: Carroll & Graf. (p.26)

[29] Cohn, N. 1981. Warrant for genocide: The myth of the Jewish world-conspiracy and the Protocols of the elders of Zion. Chico, CA: Scholar’s Press.

[30] Higham (1995[1983]:155)

[31] Ferguson, T. 1984. From Normalcy to New Deal: Industrial Structure, Party Competition, and American Public Policy in the Great DepressionInternational Organization 38:41-94. (p.70)

[32] Joly, M. 1864. Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu.Bruxelles: Imprimerie de A. Mertens et fils.

[33] “JEWISH WORLD PLOT: AN EXPOSURE. THE SOURCE OF THE PROTOCOLS. TRUTH AT LAST”; The London Times; Tuesday, August 16-18, 1921; by Phillip Graves.

[34] Black (1984:27)

[35] ibid.

[36] Foster, C. R. J. 1980. Historical Antecedents: Why the Holocaust? Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Vol. 450, Reflections on the Holocaust: Historical, Philosophical, and Educational Dimensions:1-19. (p.9, fn.32)

[37] “Animals, Slavery, and the Holocaust”; Logos; Spring 2005; vol. 4,iss. 2.; by Charles Patterson

[38] Henrich, J., and F. J. Gil-White. 2001. The evolution of prestige: Freely conferred status as a mechanism for enhancing the benefits of cultural transmission. Evolution and human behavior 22:165-196.

[39] Higham (1983:154)

[40] Abraham, D. 1980. Conflicts within German Industry and the Collapse of the Weimar Republic. Past and Present 88:88-128. (p.88)

[41] Wilson, Woodrow. (2007). In Encyclopædia Britannica.  Retrieved August 10, 2007, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online:http://proxy.library.upenn.edu:2913/eb/article-9077135

[41a] Link, A. S. 1970. Woodrow Wilson: The American as Southerner. The Journal of Southern History 36:3-17. (p.5, 10-11)

[42] “Dixiecrats Triumphant: The menacing Mr. Wilson”; By Charles Paul Freund; Reason; December 18, 2002.

[43] 1997. Woodrow Wilson and the Negro Question at Princeton University. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 17:120.

[44] Black (2003:68)

[45] ibid. (2003:322; 319-335)

[46] ibid.

[47] George, J. L., and A. L. George. 1981-82. Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House: A Reply to Weinstein, Anderson, and Link. Political Science Quarterly 96:641-665. (p.645)

[48] O’Reilly, K. 1997. The Jim Crow Policies of Woodrow Wilson. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 17:117-121. (pp.117-118)

[48a] “Dixiecrats Triumphant: The menacing Mr. Wilson”; By Charles Paul Freund; Reason; December 18,

[49] Ferguson (1984:81-83)

[50] Stafford, D. 1999. Churchill and Roosevelt: Men of Secrets. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press. (p.9)

[51] 1999. White Supremacists Who Once Occupied the White House. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 24:76-77.

[52] Black (2003:99)

[53] Efron, D. 1939. Latin America and the Fascist “Holy Alliance”.Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 204:17-25. (p.25)

[54] 30N. PHYLLIS ASTOR $ WED PEER’S SON; Wireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES; Jul 1, 1933; pg. 17.

[55] Lundberg, F. 1936. Imperial Hearst: A social biography. New York: Equinox Cooperative Press. (p.343)

[56] Pizzitola, L. 2002. Hearst over Hollywood. New York: Columbia University Press. (pp.27-28)

[57] ibid. (pp.308-310)

[58] Carlisle, R. 1974. The Foreign Policy Views of an Isolationist Press Lord: W. R. Hearst and the International Crisis, 1936-41. Journal of Contemporary History 9:217-227. (pp.219-224)

[59] Ferguson (1984:80)

[60] Marks, F. W. M. I. 1985. Six between Roosevelt and Hitler: America’s Role in the Appeasement of Nazi Germany. The historical journal28:969-982.

[60a] To read a documented summary of Allied policy toward the mass killing of Jews, visit:

1939-45 — The policy of the Allies toward the plight of the Jews; from “IS THE US AN ALLY OF ISRAEL? A Chronological Look at the Evidence”; Historical and Investigative Research; by Francisco Gil-White.

[60b] To read about the effects this had on US democracy, read:

“Did the National Security Act of 1947 destroy freedom of the press?:  The red pill…”; Historical and Investigative Research – 3 Jan 2006; by Francisco Gil-White

[61] Shklar, J. N. 1991. Redeeming American Political Theory. The American Political Science Review 85:3-15. (p.14)

[62] Sibley, E. 2001. Social Science Research Council: The First Fifty Years. New York: Social Science Research Council.

[63] Domhoff (1970:180-82)

[64] Sibley (2001:18-20)

[65] ibid. (p.36)

[66] “The Long Road of Eugenics: From Rockefeller to Roe v. Wade.”; Orthodoxy Today; by Rebecca Messall.

[67] http://projects.washingtonpost.com/

[68] http://www.nndb.com/people/427/000026349/

[69] Remarks by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

[70] http://www.ccfr.org/sitefaq.php