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Yesterday on his Fox News show, while attacking Edward House, an adviser to President Wilson, for his work in establishing the Federal Reserve, Glenn Beck promoted the book Secrets of the Federal Reserve. As we pointed out, the book was written by Eustace Mullins, a reported 9-11 truther who was called "an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist" by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
At the beginning of his discussion of House, Beck urged his audience, "I ask you to do your own homework on this, don't take anything I say as truth just because I say it. Do your own homework. Find out if it's true. Read original sources." And so we did.
The ADL calls Secrets of the Federal Reserve "a re-hash of [Mullins'] anti-Semitic theories about the origins of the Federal Reserve." Based on our review, that description seems accurate.
Secrets was commissioned by and dedicated to an American Hitler sympathizer who attacked the Allied governments in World War II-era broadcasts for Italy's Fascist government. The book tells the tale of how a sinister conspiracy of international financiers, led by a family of Jewish bankers to whom "the most powerful men in the United States were themselves answerable," established the Federal Reserve as part of their centuries-old plot to control the country.