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Synarchy, Schemers, and Vichy France

Lecture no. 7 from the course: The Real History of Secret Societies

Synarchy, Schemers, and Vichy France

Taught by Professor Richard B. Spence | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

The 1930s has been called “a low, dishonest decade.” It saw economic crisis, the rise of Hitler, Stalinist terror, and the general decline of democracy. Were the events coincidence or consequences? Was there a hidden hand at work undermining democratic institutions and encouraging dictatorship? And was this hidden hand something called Synarchy? Dive into the movements and events that have been tied back to various Synarchy ideas and see how it may have bled over into America with the so-called Business Plot of 1934.


August 20, 2019