Here’s a screen shot from last night’s show that shows how prominently Beck displayed the quote.
Here’s a video clip of the first segment of last night’s show. The part about Quigley’s quote begins at about the 6 minute 30 second mark.
For longtime members of The John Birch Society (JBS) this quote from Quigley and even Beck’s mention of Quigley himself is like encountering an old friend after a long separation. Writers for JBS publications have been quoting from Quigley for over 40 years now. JBS President John F. McManus has almost singlehandedly popularized Quigley’s quote among grassroots constitutionalists during the last couple decades. One example of this is “Beyond the Obama Agenda” by John F. McManus, posted at TheNewAmerican.com on November 25, 2008. Furthermore, The John Birch Society has been selling Tragedy and Hope for over 40 years.
If you’re interested in getting a quick tour of the famous quotes from Tragedy and Hope along with Bill Clinton’s famous (among conservatives) mention of Quigley in his acceptance speech at the 1992 Democratic National Convention and some of the story behind the creation of the Council on Foreign Relations and the United Nations, here’s a useful 6 min. 30 sec. video. Just remember this video, “Carroll Quigley: Our Tragedy and Their Hope,” was not produced by the JBS, and don’t let the music scare you.
Perhaps we’ll be seeing more quotes from Carroll Quigley on Beck’s show in the weeks and months to come.