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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 01:46 PM

Globalization: Following the money across the globe and back in time

Globalization: Following the money across the globe and back in time Lapham’s Quartlerly, March 2019

“Everybody spoke English, old friends talking old times, fondly remembering how Cap managed to get Skandinavia back to the American side of the Atlantic after the outbreak of World War II in September 1939. The admirals in Berlin wanted to retain the tanker in German custody for fear of its use in the convoys supplying Great Britain. Cap stayed a long weekend at Carinhall, Hermann Göring’s Gothic hunting lodge in the Schorfheide, dining on wild boar, listening to the music of Richard Wagner, petting the pet lion, admiring the swans. The soon-to-be Reichsmarschall granted exit visas for the tankers in return for continuing shipments of fuel to the Nazi war effort in 1940.

The history lesson spread for three nights across a table always festive with wildflowers, oysters, and champagne, and over the many courses of gemütlichkeit, money was invariably the hero of the tale. Governments come and go, and so do wars and ideologies; money lives forever. The shipyard owners made no apologies for Hitler, nor did the captain regret his dealings with Göring and Francisco Franco, the Spanish dictator who made Rieber a Knight Grand Cross of Isabella the Catholic. For a good many American corporations in the 1930s, dealing with Nazi Germany was standard operating procedure; Ford and General Motors building trucks for the Wehrmacht, the Rockefeller Foundation funding Nazi eugenics programs. The oil tanker sliding the next day into the Elbe River was a multinational corporate enterprise, free and clear of romantic sentiment, union labor, or nationalist entanglements—American ownership headquartered in the Bahamas, Greek officers, Malay crew, Panamanian registry and flag.”

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:38 PM

1. Remember a book that was all the talk many years ...it was about the family behind a

Sort of boarding house where many ultra conservatives in Congress rented a room. It had made the news when a few of those guys were discovered being predictable hypocrites. The book revealed the unchristain activities of the founding family, including fundraising and helping the defeated Aryans after WWII, but nothing at all for their victims. The author interviewed a Texas oilman, also a big govt advisor. I'd say Jim Baker, but there seem to be so many. The oilman was amazingly open. He said that at the top, nationality, race, religion didn't matter at all. Only money. Of course we all suspected as much, but his openness about it was unexpected, given his name and face recognition.

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:10 PM

2. K & R For the article & Quarterly

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