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The Trilateral Commission and the Carter Administration

The Trilateral Commission and the Carter Administration Jay Peterzell Established by David Rockefeller in 1973, the Trilateral Commission brought together leaders in finance, business and politics from the advanced industrial world comprising North America, Europe and Japan. The stated purpose of the Commission is "to develop practical proposals for joint action" on issues such as energy, relations with the third world, international finance, and governability at home. Carter was a member since its inception; so was Walter Mondate, Carters Vice-President, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's National Security Advisor, was its Directory and Cyrus Vance, the Secretary of State, Harold Brown, the Secretary of Defence and W Michael Blumenthal, Secretary of Tra- sury were members. At least nine other members of the Commission have been appointed to high office, including Paid Warnke, recently confirmed to head the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and Andrew Young, US Representative at the United Nations. Clearly, members of the Trilateral Commission dominate the Executive branch of the United States government.
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