Glenn Beck Discovers 'Philip Dru: Administrator'


Glenn BeckDuring the course of monitoring the Glenn Beck TV Show from the perspective of a longtime member of The John Birch Society, I made another pleasant discovery this past week. During the July 15 show, Beck spent a few minutes discussing the book, Philip Dru: Administrator, by Colonel Edward Mandell House.

As anyone who has viewed a lot of Beck's TV shows during the past year knows, Beck has a very strong dislike for President Woodrow Wilson. On the July 15 program (see video below) Beck said he had noticed in his studies of Wilson that he had read a certain book several times during his presidency. This book was Philip Dru: Administrator (free online version). The reason Beck brought this book up was to comment on how it appears to be a blueprint for actions taken during the Wilson, FDR, and Obama presidencies to transform our nation into a dictatorship instead of what our Founders gave us, a limited government under the Constitution.


Although Beck had mentioned House very briefly a couple of times in previous shows, this was the first time, as far as I know, that he devoted an entire segment to him. I first heard of Colonel House from a filmed speech by Robert Welch, "The Truth in Time" (1966). Since I had never heard of Colonel House from any other source, I was somewhat skeptical that he ever existed; however, further research revealed that he certainly did exist and had been a very powerful influence in the Wilson administration and much, much more.

In 1998 House's Philip Dru: Administrator was republished by RWU Press, an affiliate at the time of The John Birch Society. As part of the marketing team at JBS, I wrote this "Biographical Sketch of the Author, Edward Mandell House" at that time:

Edward Mandell House was also known as “Colonel” House. The title was honorary. House's very impressive resume includes: son of a wealthy Texas planter; a "kingmaker" in Texas politics 1892-1902; a top agent for the New York international bankers; mastermind of Woodrow Wilson's election as President in 1912; chief advisor to Woodrow Wilson during his Administration from 1913 until 1921; the "unseen guardian angel" of the Federal Reserve in 1913; one of the founders of the League of Nations; founder of the Council on Foreign Relations in 1921; and important advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s. In short, Edward Mandell House was one of the most important Insiders of the 20th century, a master conspirator. House published Philip Dru anonymously in 1912.

This biographical sketch gives you an idea of just how important this person was that Beck has now discovered and mentioned prominently on his show. There are so many things that could be said about Colonel House and his book, Philip Dru; however, for the purposes of this present article, I'll just elaborate a little further on Colonel House and the Council on Foreign Relations that he helped found in the period 1919-21.

Here's an excerpt from The Shadows of Power by James Perloff that provides a glimpse of just how important a role Colonel House had in the creation of the Council on Foreign Relations:

Well before the Senate's vote on ratification, news of its resistance to the League of Nations reached Colonel House, members of the Inquiry, and other U.S. internationalists gathered in Paris. It was clear that America would not join the realm of world government unless something was done to shift its climate of opinion. Under House's direction, these men, along with some members of the British delegation to the Conference, held a series of meetings. On May 30, 1919, at a dinner at the Majestic Hotel, it was resolved that an "Institute of International Affairs" would be formed. It would have two branches —one in the United States, one in England.

The American branch became incorporated in New York as the Council on Foreign Relations on July 29, 1921.

If Glenn Beck and his staff decide to research the Council on Foreign Relations which House helped establish, they'll discover the main power-elite organization behind the 20th Century progressive movement in America.

Here are the concluding paragraphs of "Council on Foreign Relations" by James Perloff,, July 23, 2009:

The idea that Barack Obama became president from a “grass-roots” movement is illusory. American government policy continues to be largely dictated by the rich and the few. This is generally unknown to the public — not because it is a bizarre conspiracy theory, but because the same power elite who run our government, mega-banks, and multinational corporations also run the major media, as an inspection of the CFR membership roster would reveal....

Though numerically small (less than 1,000 members during the Kennedy years, less than 4,500 today), this organization has dominated every administration for over seven decades.

As long as the CFR controls our government, we can anticipate more of the same: diminishing national sovereignty; free flow of immigration (which confuses national identity and weakens national loyalties); increasing jobs losses through multinational trade agreements; further internationalization of law (Law of the Sea Treaty, Kyoto Protocol, World Court, global taxation, etc.); increasing loss of freedoms in a “surveillance society”; progressive organization of the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a North American Union; and ultimately, broader merger into a world government where all power will be concentrated in the hands of the elite.


Although the membership roster of the CFR was only available from the print version of its annual report for many years, it is now available online in HTML or PDF formats.

If you would like to learn more about this Council on Foreign Relations, be sure to read the definitive history of the CFR by James Perloff, The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline.

By reading this book, you can leapfrog ahead of what Glenn Beck has presented so far about "the powers that be" in America.


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