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Response to zeemike (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 06:07 PM

8. Much of what Tom Hartmann said in this book promotion is true

Hartmann was somewhat unclear about the 1972 Powell memo.

The following is the introduction and conclusion of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Memorandum with all of the sub-headings. The actual document is 34 pages long (too big to post here), thus there are links provided below to read or download. Tom Hartmann referred to this document as a turning point in 1972 and a road map to the change of political direction of this country.


Attack on American Free Enterprise System

DATE: August 23, 1971
TO: Mr. Eugene B. Sydnor, Jr., Chairman, Education Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
FROM: Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

This memorandum is submitted at your request as a basis for the discussion on August 24 with Mr. Booth (executive vice president) and others at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The purpose is to identify the problem, and suggest possible avenues of action for further consideration.

Dimensions of the Attack

Sources of the Attack

Tone of the Attack

The Apathy and Default of Business

Responsibility of Business Executives

Possible Role of the Chamber of Commerce

The Campus

What Can Be Done About the Campus

Staff of Scholars

Staff of Speakers

Speaker's Bureau

Evaluation of Textbooks

Equal Time on the Campus

Balancing of Faculties

Graduate Schools of Business

Secondary Education

What Can Be Done About the Public?


Other Media

The Scholarly Journals

Books, Paperbacks and Pamphlets

Paid Advertisements

The Neglected Political Arena

Neglected Opportunity in the Courts

Neglected Stockholder Power

A More Aggressive Attitude

The Cost

Quality Control is Essential

Relationship to Freedom

It hardly need be said that the views expressed above are tentative and suggestive. The first step should be a thorough study. But this would be an exercise in futility unless the Board of Directors of the Chamber accepts the fundamental premise of this paper, namely, that business and the enterprise system are in deep trouble, and the hour is late.

Link: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/campaigns/global-warming-and-energy/polluterwatch/The-Lewis-Powell-Memo/

Link: http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=5971

Link: http://law2.wlu.edu/deptimages/Powell%20Archives/PowellMemorandumTypescript.pdf

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