A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
1975 -- Retired Navy Admiral Chester Ward, former Judge Advocate General
of the U.S. Navy and former CFR member, writes in a critique that the
goal of the CFR is the "submergence of U. S. sovereignty and national
independence into an all powerful one-world government..."
1975 -- Kissinger on the Couch is published. Authors Phyllis Schlafly
and former CFR member Chester Ward state:
"Once the ruling members of the CFR have decided that the U.S.
government should espouse a particular policy, the very substantial
research facilities of the CFR are put to work to develop arguments,
intellectual and emotional, to support the new policy and to confound,
discredit, intellectually and politically, any opposition..."
1976 -- RIO: Reshaping the International Order is published by the
globalist Club of Rome, calling for a new international order, including
an economic redistribution of wealth.
1977 -- The Third Try at World Order is published. Author Harlan
Cleveland of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies calls for:
"changing Americans' attitudes and institutions" for "complete
disarmament (except for international soldiers)" and "for individual
entitlement to food, health and education."
1977 -- Imperial Brain Trust by Laurence Shoup and William Minter is
published. The book takes a critical look at the Council on Foreign
Relations with chapters such as: Shaping a New World Order: The
Council's Blueprint for Global Hegemony, 1939-1944 and Toward the
1980's: The Council's Plans for a New World Order.
1977 -- The Trilateral Connection appears in the July edition of
Atlantic Monthly. Written by Jeremiah Novak, it says:
"For the third time in this century, a group of American schools,
businessmen, and government officials is planning to fashion a New World
1977 -- Leading educator Mortimer Adler publishes Philosopher at Large
in which he says:
"...if local civil government is necessary for local civil peace, then
world civil government is necessary for world peace."
1979 -- Barry Goldwater, retiring Republican Senator from Arizona,
publishes his autobiography With No Apologies. He writes:
"In my view The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated
effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power --
political, monetary, intellectual, and ecclesiastical. All this is to be
done in the interest of creating a more peaceful, more productive world
community. What the Trilateralists truly intend is the creation of a
worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the
nation-states involved. They believe the abundant materialism they
propose to create will overwhelm existing differences. As managers and
creators of the system they will rule the future."
1984 -- The Power to Lead is published. Author James McGregor Burns
"The framers of the U.S. constitution have simply been too shrewd for
us. The have outwitted us. They designed separate institutions that
cannot be unified by mechanical linkages, frail bridges, tinkering. If
we are to 'turn the Founders upside down' -- we must directly confront
the constitutional structure they erected."
1985 -- Norman Cousins, the honorary chairman of Planetary Citizens for
the World We Chose, is quoted in Human Events:
"World government is coming, in fact, it is inevitable. No arguments for
or against it can change that fact."
Cousins was also president of the World Federalist Association, an
affiliate of the World Association for World Federation (WAWF),
headquartered in Amsterdam. WAWF is a leading force for world federal
government and is accredited by the U.N. as a Non-Governmental
1987 -- The Secret Constitution and the Need for Constitutional Change
is sponsored in part by the Rockefeller Foundation. Some thoughts of
author Arthur S. Miller are:
"...a pervasive system of thought control exists in the United
States...the citizenry is indoctrinated by employment of the mass media
and the system of public education...people are told what to think
about...the old order is crumbling...Nationalism should be seen as a
dangerous social disease...A new vision is required to plan and manage
the future, a global vision that will transcend national boundaries and
eliminate the poison of nationalistic solutions...a new Constitution is
1988 -- Former Under-secretary of State and CFR member George Ball in a
January 24 interview in the New York Times says:
"The Cold War should no longer be the kind of obsessive concern that it
is. Neither side is going to attack the other deliberately...If we could
internationalize by using the U.N. in conjunction with the Soviet Union,
because we now no longer have to fear, in most cases, a Soviet veto,
then we could begin to transform the shape of the world and might get
the U.N. back to doing something useful...Sooner or later we are going
to have to face restructuring our institutions so that they are not
confined merely to the nation-states. Start first on a regional and
ultimately you could move to a world basis."
December 7, 1988 -- In an address to the U.N., Mikhail Gorbachev calls
for mutual consensus:
"World progress is only possible through a search for universal human
consensus as we move forward to a new world order."
May 12, 1989 --President Bush invites the Soviets to join World Order.
Speaking to the graduating class at Texas A&M University, Mr. Bush
states that the United States is ready to welcome the Soviet Union "back
into the world order."
1989 -- Carl Bernstein's (Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fame) book
Loyalties: A Son's Memoir is published. His father and mother had been
members of the Communist party. Bernstein's father tells his son about
"You're going to prove [Sen. Joseph] McCarthy was right, because all he
was saying is that the system was loaded with Communists. And he was
right...I'm worried about the kind of book you're going to write and
about cleaning up McCarthy. The problem is that everybody said he was a
liar; you're saying he was right...I agree that the Party was a force in
1990 -- The World Federalist Association faults the American press.
Writing in their Summer/Fall newsletter, Deputy Director Eric Cox
describes world events over the past year or two and declares:
"It's sad but true that the slow-witted American press has not grasped
the significance of most of these developments. But most federalists
know what is happening...And they are not frightened by the old
bug-a-boo of sovereignty."
September 11, 1990 -- President Bush calls the Gulf War an opportunity
for the New World Order. In an address to Congress entitled Toward a New
World Order, Mr. Bush says:
"The crisis in the Persian Gulf offers a rare opportunity to move toward
an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times...a new
world order can emerge in which the nations of the world, east and west,
north and south, can prosper and live in harmony....Today the new
world is struggling to be born."
September 25, 1990 -- In an address to the U.N., Soviet Foreign Minister
Eduard Shevardnadze describes Iraq's invasion of Kuwait as "an act of
terrorism [that] has been perpetrated against the emerging New World
Order." On December 31, Gorbachev declares that the New World Order
would be ushered in by the Gulf Crisis.
October 1, 1990 -- In a U.N. address, President Bush speaks of the:
"...collective strength of the world community expressed by the U.N...an
historic movement towards a new world order...a new partnership of
nations...a time when humankind came into its own...to bring about a
revolution of the spirit and the mind and begin a journey into a...new
1991 -- Author Linda MacRae-Campbell publishes How to Start a Revolution
at Your School in In Context. She promotes the use of "change agents" as
"self-acknowledged revolutionaries" and "co-conspirators."
1991 -- President Bush praises the New World Order in a State of Union
"What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea -- a
new world order...to achieve the universal aspirations of
mankind...based on shared principles and the rule of law....The
illumination of a thousand points of light....The winds of change are
with us now."
February 6, 1991 -- President Bush tells the Economic Club of New York:
"My vision of a new world order foresees a United Nations with a
revitalized peacekeeping function."
June, 1991 -- The Council on Foreign Relations co-sponsors an assembly
Rethinking America's Security: Beyond Cold War to New World Order which
is attended by 65 prestigious members of government, labor, academia,
the media, military, and the professions from nine countries. Later,
several of the conference participants joined some 100 other world
leaders for another closed door meeting of the Bilderberg Society in
Baden Baden, Germany. The Bilderbergers also exert considerable clout in
determining the foreign policies of their respective governments. While
at that meeting, David Rockefeller said in a speech:
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time
Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our
meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty
years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the
world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those
years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march
towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an
intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the
national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
July, 1991 -- The Southeastern World Affairs Institute discusses the New
World Order. In a program, topics include, Legal Structures for a New
World Order and The United Nations: From its Conception to a New World
Order. Participants include a former director of the U.N.'s General
Legal Division, and a former Secretary General of International Planned
Late July, 1991 -- On a Cable News Network program, CFR member and
former CIA director Stansfield Turner (Rhodes scholar), when asked about
"We have a much bigger objective. We've got to look at the long run
here. This is an example -- the situation between the United Nations and
Iraq -- where the United Nations is deliberately intruding into the
sovereignty of a sovereign nation...Now this is a marvelous precedent
(to be used in) all countries of the world..."
October 29, 1991 -- David Funderburk, former U. S. Ambassador to
Romania, tells a North Carolina audience:
"George Bush has been surrounding himself with people who believe in
one-world government. They believe that the Soviet system and the
American system are converging." The vehicle to bring this about, said
Funderburk, is the United Nations, "the majority of whose 166 member
states are socialist, atheist, and anti-American." Funderburk served as
ambassador in Bucharest from 1981 to 1985, when he resigned in
frustration over U.S. support of the oppressive regime of the late
Rumanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu.
October 30, 1991: -- President Gorbachev at the Middle East Peace Talks
in Madrid states:
"We are beginning to see practical support. And this is a very
significant sign of the movement towards a new era, a new age...We see
both in our country and elsewhere...ghosts of the old thinking...When we
rid ourselves of their presence, we will be better able to move toward a
new world order...relying on the relevant mechanisms of the United
Nations." Elsewhere, in Alexandria, Virginia, Elena Lenskaya, Counsellor
to the Minister of Education of Russia, delivers the keynote address for
a program titled, Education for a New World Order.
1992 -- The Twilight of Sovereignty by CFR member (and former Citicorp
Chairman) Walter Wriston is published, in which he claims:
"A truly global economy will require ...compromises of national
sovereignty...There is no escaping the system."
1992 -- The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
(UNCED) Earth Summit takes place in Rio de Janeiro this year, headed by
Conference Secretary-General Maurice Strong. The main products of this
summit are the Biodiversity Treaty and Agenda 21, which the U.S.
hesitates to sign because of opposition at home due to the threat to
sovereignty and economics. The summit says the first world's wealth must
be transferred to the third world.
July 20, 1992 -- TIME magazine publishes The Birth of the Global Nation
by Strobe Talbott, Rhodes Scholar, roommate of Bill Clinton at Oxford
University, CFR Director, and Trilateralist, in which he writes:
"All countries are basically social arrangements...No matter how
permanent or even sacred they may seem at any one time, in fact they are
all artificial and temporary...Perhaps national sovereignty wasn't such
a great idea after all...But it has taken the events in our own wondrous
and terrible century to clinch the case for world government."
As an editor of Time, Talbott defended Clinton during his presidential
campaign. He was appointed by President Clinton as the number two person
at the State Department behind Secretary of State Warren Christopher,
former Trilateralist and former CFR Vice-Chairman and Director. Talbott
was confirmed by about two-thirds of the U.S. Senate despite his
statement about the unimportance of national sovereignty.
September 29, 1992 -- At a town hall meeting in Los Angeles,
Trilateralist and former CFR president Winston Lord delivers a speech
titled Changing Our Ways: America and the New World, in which he
"To a certain extent, we are going to have to yield some of our
sovereignty, which will be controversial at home...[Under] the North
American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...some Americans are going to be
hurt as low-wage jobs are taken away." Lord became an Assistant
Secretary of State in the Clinton administration.
1992 -- President Bush addressing the General Assembly of the U.N said:
"It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to
which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance."
Winter, 1992-93 -- The CFR's Foreign Affairs publishes Empowering the
United Nations by U.N. Secretary General Boutros-Boutros Ghali, who
"It is undeniable that the centuries-old doctrine of absolute and
exclusive sovereignty no longer stands...Underlying the rights of the
individual and the rights of peoples is a dimension of universal
sovereignty that resides in all humanity...It is a sense that
increasingly finds expression in the gradual expansion of international
law...In this setting the significance of the United Nations should be
evident and accepted."
1993 -- Strobe Talbott receives the Norman Cousins Global Governance
Award for his 1992 TIME article, The Birth of the Global Nation and in
appreciation for what he has done "for the cause of global governance."
President Clinton writes a letter of congratulation which states:
"Norman Cousins worked for world peace and world government...Strobe
Talbott's lifetime achievements as a voice for global harmony have
earned him this recognition...He will be a worthy recipient of the
Norman Cousins Global Governance Award. Best wishes...for future
Not only does President Clinton use the specific term, "world
government," but he also expressly wishes the WFA "future success" in
pursuing world federal government. Talbott proudly accepts the award,
but says the WFA should have given it to the other nominee, Mikhail
July 18, 1993 -- CFR member and Trilateralist Henry Kissinger writes in
the Los Angeles Times concerning NAFTA:
"What Congress will have before it is not a conventional trade agreement
but the architecture of a new international system...a first step toward
a new world order."
August 23, 1993 -- Christopher Hitchens, Socialist friend of Bill
Clinton when he was at Oxford University, says in a C-Span interview:
"...it is, of course the case that there is a ruling class in this
country, and that it has allies internationally."
October 30, 1993 -- Washington Post ombudsman Richard Harwood does an
op-ed piece about the role of the CFR's media members:
"Their membership is an acknowledgment of their ascension into the
American ruling class [where] they do not merely analyze and interpret
foreign policy for the United States; they help make it."
January/February, 1994 -- The CFR's Foreign Affairs prints an opening
article by CFR Senior Fellow Michael Clough in which he writes that the
"Wise Men" (e.g. Paul Nitze, Dean Acheson, George Kennan, and John J.
"assiduously guarded it [American foreign policy] for the past 50
years...They ascended to power during World War II...This was as it
should be. National security and the national interest, they argued must
transcend the special interests and passions of the people who make up
America...How was this small band of Atlantic-minded internationalists
able to triumph ...Eastern internationalists were able to shape and
staff the burgeoning foreign policy institutions...As long as the Cold
War endured and nuclear Armageddon seemed only a missile away, the
public was willing to tolerate such an undemocratic foreign policy
1994 -- In the Human Development Report, published by the UN Development
Program, there was a section called "Global Governance For the 21st
Century". The administrator for this program was appointed by Bill
Clinton. His name is James Gustave Speth. The opening sentence of the
report said, "Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national
government, What is needed is a World Government. This can best be
achieved by strengthening the United Nations system."
1995 -- The State of the World Forum took place in the fall of this
year, sponsored by the Gorbachev Foundation located at the Presidio in
San Francisco. Foundation President Jim Garrison chairs the meeting of
who's-whos from around the world including Margaret Thatcher, Maurice
Strong, George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and others. Conversation centers
around the oneness of mankind and the coming global government. However,
the term "global governance" is now used in place of "new world order"
since the latter has become a political liability, being a lightning rod
for opponents of global government.
1996 -- The United Nations 420-page report Our Global Neighborhood is
published. It outlines a plan for "global governance," calling for an
international Conference on Global Governance in 1998 for the purpose of
submitting to the world the necessary treaties and agreements for
ratification by the year 2000.